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Freedom at Midnight : The Epic Drama of India's Struggle for Independence : New Edition - L Collins

Freedom at Midnight

The Epic Drama of India's Struggle for Independence : New Edition

Paperback Published: 12th June 1997
ISBN: 9780006388517
Number Of Pages: 656

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On 14 August 1947 one-fifth of humanity claimed their independence in India. But 400 million people were to find that the immediate price of freedom was partition and war, riot and murder.

In this reconstruction, Collins and Lapierre recount the eclipse of the British Raj and examine the roles enacted by, among others, Mahatma Gandhi and Lord Mountbatten in its violent transformation into the new India and Pakistan. This is the India of Jawaharlal Nehru, Mohammed Ali Jinnah, Gandhi and the last viceroy, Mountbatten.

About the Authors

The enormous success of the international writing partnership of Collins and Lapierre is based on the phenomenal non-fiction bestsellers Or I'll Dress You in Mourning, Is Paris Burning? and O Jerusalem! More recently Lapierre wrote City of Joy (about Calcutta) and Larry Collins has written a number of thrillers published by HarperCollins (Fall From Grace, Maze and Black Eagles). Lapierre is French, Collins American.

'Thrilling... staggers the imagination'
Daily Mail

'A vast and complex canvas... rich in vivid details'
Sunday Times

'The song of India... illuminated in scenes like a pageant'

ISBN: 9780006388517
ISBN-10: 0006388515
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 656
Published: 12th June 1997
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.9  x 3.6
Weight (kg): 0.44
Edition Number: 2