Midnight's furies : the deadly legacy of India's partition / Nisid Hajari.
Publication year: 2017
Publisher: Stroud, Gloucestershire : Amberley,
ISBN: 9781445660134 (pbk.) :
Originally published: 2015.
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Nobody expected the liberation of India and birth of Pakistan to be so bloody - it was supposed to be an answer to the dreams of Muslims and Hindus who had been ruled by the British for centuries. Jawaharlal Nehru, Gandhi's protege and the political leader of India, believed Indians were an inherently nonviolent, peaceful people. Pakistan's founder, Mohammad Ali Jinnah, was a secular lawyer, not a firebrand. But in August 1946, exactly a year before Independence, Calcutta erupted in street-gang fighting. This book details the disturbing history and legacy of India's partition.
xxii, 328 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white) ; 20 cm
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