Partition : the story of Indian independence and the creation of Pakistan in 1947 / Barney White-Spunner.
Publication year: 2017
Publisher: London : Simon & Schuster,
ISBN: 9781471148002 (hbk.) :
Between January and August 1947 the conflicting political, religious and social tensions in India culminated in independence from Britain and the creation of Pakistan. However, from September to December 1947 the euphoria surrounding the realization of the dream of independence dissipated into shame and incrimination; nearly 1 million people died and countless more lost their homes and their livelihoods as partition was realized. This book explains how the events of those months would dictate the history of South Asia for the next seventy years, leading to three wars, countless acts of terrorism, polarization around the Cold War powers and to two nations with millions living in poverty spending disproportionate amounts on their respective armed forces.
xii, 419 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white) ; 24 cm
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