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Start reading Freedom at Midnight on your Kindle in under a minute. The final aspect, which should make this a fun read for everyone including people who are not fans of history is the colorful and detailed description of the often futile and vain life of Indian nobility.

Now the animosity and tension between India and Pakistan, Hindu and Muslim becomes clearer. If you can’t play well together, something else has to happen, and the Muslims were obviously underrepresented enough to know what would happen when the English pulled out.

It is also a disadvantage because he ends up making several assumtions which are incorrect. The reality at least as perceived by citizens of the two countries is much more complicated. India and Pakistan are still political foes, I for one, wish partition never happened. This book comes off as portraying the functioning and benevolent British Raj that sadly and unfortunately had to go due to extenuating circumstances.

There is a description of the British summertime capital Shimla in the Himalayas and how supplies were carried up steep mountains by porters each year.

Inthey published Freedom at Midnight, a story of the Indian Independence inand the subsequent assassination of Mahatma Gandhi in Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. I will provide my reactions 1. They are represented here as isolated personages who hold the fate of the Indian people in their hands. Perhaps this is also the reason why they scarcely mention B.

Freedom at Midnight by Dominique Lapierre and Larry Collins (1975)

The single book can teach you a lot about Indian freedom struggle. Much of the book is a biography of Gandhi, and here I could only marvel at the power and authority of this man, and — on top of everything else — be riveted by the assassination story in all its detail that I had not known about.

I’m leaving for India and this book was recommended to me. nidnight

Except for not allowing his personal plane to transport his Muslim countrymen out of harm’s way while he was dying. Thanks for telling us about the problem.


Just do like me and not have sex were ludicrous. May 28, KO rated it did not like midnitht Shelves: The target audience for the book seems to be people who want to be able to understand just enough of the British Raj to absolve the Raj of any guilt and blame Jinnah and others for much of the ills of partition. To help us prevent spam submissions, please type the text in the image below:.

Well, be rest assured that this book will end up ripping out each of those notions and burning them to cinders.

And The cost of our freedom which is very often forgotten. From each side of their speeding car, the broad fields of sugar cane, wheat, paddy, flat as a man’s hand, ran down to a horizon so distant that it might seem the edge of the world. While liberated in his views on women in some respects, others like his views on rape– just lie back and take it, ladies.

The narrative style of the book immerses readers in the visual landscape of the falling Raj and allows them to step into the minds of the great actors of this time. Among the other central characters jidnight Lord Louis and Lady Edwina Mountbatten, the reluctant last viceroy and last vicereine of India. View all 6 comments. A fine haze stood above the vast plain filtering through its screen the last roseate glow of the sinking sun. It shows you in clear light, the real essence of being the father of a nation.

However he also often paints Mountbattion in a favourable light. Something I did not expect to occur when reading the book was to lose respect for Gandhi. It’s almo Oh goody, laoierre another book written through colonial tinted glasses. Advanced embedding details, examples, and help!

The pages long book larrg one of the lapifrre years in Indian History that starts from Lord Mountbatten being appointed as the Last Viceroy of India to carry out the difficult task of granting independence to India and ends with the funeral of Mahatma Gandhi. Some reviews point out that this book is well researched – I’m sure it is, but only in that section of the British Imperial Archives which has been scrubbed of voices which are in any way critical of British rule, or attempt to look at it honestly.

Because of these limitations this book is a place to start, not the place to stop in any serious study of South Asia, but reviewers who have suggested that the authors are apologists for the British are dead wrong. How incredibly he unites India at the The book tells the true story on the basis of facts about how we got our freedom.


It depicts the fury of both Hindus and Muslimsmisled by their communal leaders, during the partition, and the biggest mass slaughter in the history of India as millions of people were uprooted by the partition and tried to migrate by laiperreoxcart, and on foot to new places designated for their particular religious group. It is rare for me to read a non fiction.

Collins and Lapierre make it clear that the British did a great deal of damage, both before and during the final year click through to the full review to read quotes.

Anyone interested in British Colonialism or India. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. This is a terribly difficult book to rate. The book tells the tales of lavish lives midnoght Maharajas, the behind the scene stories of Kashmir, the gory details of the Partition and its aftermath, the stance of our leaders at different stages, all the conspiracies till the death freerom the Mahatma.

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You’ll frequently come across a strange word and wonder if you’re looking at some archaic English term, a transliteration from Hindi or Tamil, or yet another sloppy misspelling. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. It is a poignant reminder of the defining moments of the end of the British Raj, the independence of million people, their division into India and the newly created Pakistan.

Inafter five years’ research and interviews, they ddominique O Jerusalem! The book has been written in a way as if the author were the eye-witness of all the incidents, and now the readers are. The Shadow of the Great Game: It aroused controversy for its portrayal of the British expatriates, the native rulers of India and members of India’s first cabinet.