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India will awake to life and freedom. A .. viceroy had ever dreamed of asking: full freedom. Mohandas Gandhi had been an eight-year- old schoolboy when . See Larry Collins and Dominique LaPierre, Freedom At Midnight, .. He was afraid of a full-scale civil war, that England would be helpless. Freedom at midnight by Larry Collins, , Avon Books edition, in English.

Also covered in detail are the events leading to the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi , as well as the life and motives of British-educated Jawaharlal Nehru and Pakistani leader Muhammad Ali Jinnah. The authors interviewed many who were there, including a focus on Lord Mountbatten of Burma.

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That book contains interviews with Mountbatten, and a selection of papers that were in his possession. Freedom at Midnight is a non-fiction book told in a casual style, similar to the authors' previous Is Paris Burning? It aroused controversy for its portrayal of the British expatriates, the native rulers of India and members of India's first cabinet.

This book was one of the inspirations for the film Viceroy's House. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Freedom at midnight [Urdu text].

For the album by David Benoit, see Freedom at Midnight album. The Long Goodbye". August Freedom at Midnight". Some of those pains continue even now. Nevertheless, the past is over, and it is the future that beckons to us now.

That future is not one of ease or resting but of incessant striving so that we might fulfill the pledges we have so often taken and the one we shall take today. The service of India means the service of the millions who suffer.

It means the ending of poverty and ignorance and disease and inequality of opportunity.

The ambition of the greatest man1 of our generation has been to wipe "every tear from every eye. And so we have to labor and to work, and work hard, to -- to give reality to our dreams. Those dreams are for India, but they are also for the world, for all the nations and peoples are too closely knit together today for any one of them to imagine that it can live apart.

It is extensively researched, gives incredible details that you never knew for instance, do you know who actually drew the dividing line between the two nations and on what basis? The book also includes interviews with Lord Mountbatten, the last viceroy of British India.

Promotion 3. Sen talks about how India has had a long history of public debate in all spheres of life and how heterodoxy was prevalent in Indian society centuries ago.

This vibrant past is something that Sen believes we all should know about — considering that it can have a deep impact on the way we embrace our future. This is the perfect book for you to understand the evolution of Modern India. It covers details of the Harappan and Mohenjodaro findings and then dwells on the now-controversial Aryan invasion theory.

Freedom at midnight

It is a fictional work that takes the story of the Mahabharata, the epic of Hindu mythology, and recasts and resets it in the context of the Indian Independence Movement and the first three decades post-independence. Figures from Indian history are transformed into characters from mythology, and the mythical story of India is retold as a history of Indian independence and subsequent history, up through the s.On the theme of partition, the book relates that the crucial maps setting the boundary separating India and Pakistan were drawn that year by Cyril Radcliffe , who had not visited India before being appointed as the chairman of the Boundary Commission.

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