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



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…

Indian Summer

ISBN 10 : 9781471114762
ISBN 13 : 1471114767

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..


Indian Summer

ISBN 10 : 9781466818637
ISBN 13 : 1466818638

An extraordinary story of romance, history, and divided loyalties -- set against the backdrop of one of the most dramatic events of the twentieth century The stroke of midnight on ..


Indian Summer

ISBN 10 : 9781551996202
ISBN 13 : 1551996200

The last days of the British Raj. The end of empire. A love affair between Edwina Mountbatten, wife of the last British viceroy to India, and Jawaharlal Nehru, India’s first prim..


Red Heat

ISBN 10 : 9781429966733
ISBN 13 : 1429966734

The Caribbean crises of the Cold War are revealed as never before in this riveting story of clashing ideologies, the rise of the politics of fear, the machinations of superpowers, ..


Daughter Of Empire

ISBN 10 : 9781476733821
ISBN 13 : 1476733821

The princess daughter Lord Louis and Edwina Mountbatten and descendant of British and Russian royals documents her singular childhood in England and India surrounded by famous gues..


India Remembered

ISBN 10 : 9781909815292
ISBN 13 : 1909815292

In March 1947 Lord Louis Mountbatten became the last Viceroy of India, with the mandate to hand over 'the jewel in the crown' of the British Empire within one year. Mountbatten wor..


Midnight S Furies

ISBN 10 : 9780547669212
ISBN 13 : 0547669216

The author describes how a few bloody months in South Asia during the summer of 1947—the Partition of India, which led to the creation of Pakistan—largely explain the world tha..


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