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Freedom at Midnight by Larry Collins
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May 24, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: india, history, favorites
Read from May 24 to June 11, 2012

This may be the most detailed and well-researched book I have read. I was quite impressed by the intricate details the authors share about communications between the major players of the Independence Movement. It did seem as though the authors treated Mountbatten quite a bit better than his Indian, Pakistani and Sikh counterparts. No doubt Mountbatten was a unique and impressive man, but the authors spared him any personal embarrassments while not holding back on Gandhi, Jinnah and others. Descrptions of attrocities during the Partition were as horrifying as stories of Gandhi's fasts were life-affirming.

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