Witness to Partition: A Memoir

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Rupa & Company, 2003 - India - 172 pages
This is eyewitness history of the highest order. It has a compelling authenticity that those who write about the partition of India, without having lived the experience, can never convey. Through its vivid observation and masterful analysis, Witness to Partition: A Memoir brings alive the passionate mood of the times and takes the reader into the heart of one of the most heart-wrenching events in Indian history. Although this is B.R. Nanda's first book, written over fifty years ago, it is full of mature judgements and wise insights articulated with rare literary elegance - attributes that have since made B.R. Nanda the foremost historian of the making of modern India. For those interested in understanding the partition of India this book is essential reading. This edition has been enriched with an introduction by the author, containing his reflections on the historical background, the underlying causes and llie Chain of events on the nalional scene which led to the transfer of power from Britain to two successor states.

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