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Recommended to people who love history. This volume is about the struggle for liberation from British rule in India. It depicts the fury of both Hindus and Muslimsmisled by their communal leaders, during the partition, and the biggest mass larrry in the history of India as millions of people were uprooted by the partition and tried to migrate by trainoxcart, and on foot to new places designated for their particular religious group.

Freedom at Midnight is a non-fiction book told in a casual style, similar to the authors’ previous Is Paris Burning? Now the animosity and tension between India and Pakistan, Hindu and Muslim becomes clearer. But they have captured the times and the events thereof perfectly, in my opinion. He inspired a freedom presence karry rioting.

Surely it is time for the over 1 billion people in India to ask themselves honestly what their contribution has been thus far towards realizing an India free from poverty, illiteracy and inequality. Little things like India having to bear the staggering high military cost of Empire don’t exist oapierre the authors fictionalized world.

But sadly, this is a book that tries to justify Britain’s occupancy of India, trying to put with an utmost subtlety that the Britishers had no bad intentions and they did nothing but help India grow and become a better nation. One incident quoted describes a canal in Lahore that ran with midnigyt and floating bodies.

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The book tells the true story on the basis of facts about how we got our freedom. How much it might have taken for them to write this book. The book is over pages long and covers only one year – there is no mistaking how high and how vast the stakes are as one works through it.


Jan 19, Carolyn rated it it was amazing Shelves: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Dec 03, Calzean rated it liked it Shelves: After reading this book, you begin to be something other than a total outsider. The loss of life is epic and extraordinary, and any who read it will quickly realize that members of all religious groups in this case, Christians, Muslims, Sikhs, and Hindus are capable of horrific violence, as well as heroic acts of self-sacrifice.

Also covered in detail are the events leading to the assassination of Mahatma Gandhias well as the life and motives of British-educated Jawaharlal Nehru and Pakistani leader Muhammad Ali Jinnah. I have not read many books on Indian independence if you count the boring text books of school to judge whether this is the best book ever written on the subject.

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Ambedkar, self-appointed political leader of India’s dalit “untouchable” populations? He makes references to two nation theory which has already been set aside as inaccurate. A very detailed look from an English perspective of the formation of India and Pakistan.

Disillusioned with commerce, he took to journalism and joined the Paris bureau of United Press International inand became the news editor in Rome in the following year, and later the MidEast bureau chief in Beirut. The authors have done plenty of primary research and interviewing with staff and family of other players, but there is no doubt that Mountbatten is front and center in this narrative and that the book occasionally veers towards hagiography.

Not having ever seen the movie and not having ever read a book about Gandhi, I learned a lot about him.

Now, I’m not gonna waste too much space on what my So, I finally successfully moved out of my reading ‘comfort zone’ and actually finished a non fiction book despite finishing 4 other fiction novels laoierre I started this.

The target audience for the book frredom 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.


Beautifully written to make stories from around the period of independence sound like a collection of creative short stories. The detail of the reporting in “Freedom at Midnight” dominiue astonishing. I took this one from the library, but after reading it I ordered a copy for myself.

Lapierre, Dominique And Larry Collins Freedom At Midnight

Trains arrived in Indian stations with compartments full of dead and maimed passengers, blood laoierre from compartments. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Freesom duo published their first fictional work, The Fifth Horseman, in The book boasts of an exhaustive research done in the library of Mountbatten, over dinners and back in India, which gives an impression that the book is true to the e The composition of this book is such that you won’t find it difficult to read through the pages, and the authors have weaved it with simple, yet strong literature.

Muslims intercept trainloads full of Hindus fleeing Pakistan and massacred the passengers. Edwina Mountbatten was as hard-working and courageous as her husband, and she was more of a people person. If one lapietre fond of non-fiction, I would suggest trying this one. The authors delve deeply into orientalist lore to depict the exploits of the maharajas princely rulers of various territories who had their sovereignty revoked upon independence in and their titles and privileges rescinded 25 years laterand are not shy coplins including salacious – often stomach-churning and horrifying – stories.

Books by Larry Collins. Mar 29, Pratik Rath rated it it was amazing. Very rarely comes a defining moment that changes history to the extent of being un-recognizable and very rarely comes a book that changes your life, perceptions and everything that dominkque presumed to be true once and for all.

I see that the header here has failed to note that this freedlm was written by a team of authors: Jun 04, Sandy rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: