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Indian Summer - The Secret History of the End of an Empire

English · Paperback

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‘This is history bursting at the seams with English eccentrics and Indian gentry…the charm of Tunzelmann’s approach is to restore her cast to full and vital life’ Observer ‘A compelling narrative, sometimes controversial, occasionally perverse, never boring or unintelligent’ Spectator Fully revised and updated for the 70th anniversary. The stroke of midnight on 15 August 1947 liberated 400 million Indians from the British Empire. One of the defining moments of world history had been brought about by a tiny number of people, including Jawaharlal Nehru, the fiery prime minister-to-be; Gandhi, the mystical figure who enthralled a nation; and Louis and Edwina Mountbatten, the glamorous but unlikely couple who had been dispatched to get Britain out of India without delay. Within hours of the midnight chimes, however, the two new nations of India and Pakistan would descend into anarchy and terror. Indian Summer depicts the epic sweep of events that ripped apart the greatest empire the world has ever seen, and reveals the secrets of the most powerful players on the world stage: the Cold War conspiracies, the private deals, and the intense and clandestine love affair between the wife of the last viceroy and the first prime minister of free India. With wit, insight and a sharp eye for detail, Alex von Tunzelmann relates how a handful of people changed the world for ever.

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Authors Alex von Tunzelmann
Publisher Simon & Schuster UK
 
Languages English
Product format Paperback
Released 31.08.2017
 
EAN 9781471166440
ISBN 978-1-4711-6644-0
No. of pages 496
Dimensions 133 mm x 200 mm x 31 mm
Subject Non-fiction book > History > Miscellaneous

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