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Liberty Or Death
  • Published: 28 March 2011
  • ISBN: 9780241950418
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 512
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Liberty Or Death



At midnight on 14 August 1947, Britain's 350-year-old Indian Empire was broken into three pieces. The greatest mass migration in history began, as Muslims fled north and Hindus fled south, and Britain's role as an imperial power came to an end.

Patrick French's vivid and surprising account of the chaotic final years of colonial rule in India has been acclaimed as the definitive book on this subject. Journeying across India, Bangladesh and Pakistan, he brings to life a cast of characters including spies, idealists, freedom fighters and politicians from Churchill to Gandhi.%%%At midnight on 14 August 1947, Britain's 350-year-old Indian Empire was broken into three pieces. The greatest mass migration in history began, as Muslims fled north and Hindus fled south, and Britain's role as an imperial power came to an end. Patrick French's vivid and surprising account of the chaotic final years of colonial rule in India has been acclaimed as the definitive book on this subject. Journeying across India, Bangladesh and Pakistan, he brings to life a cast of characters including spies, idealists, freedom fighters and politicians from Churchill to Gandhi.

  • Published: 28 March 2011
  • ISBN: 9780241950418
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 512
Categories:

About the author

Patrick French

Patrick French is the award-winning author of the critically acclaimed Liberty or Death: India's Journey to Independence and Division; Tibet, Tibet: A Personal History of a Lost Land; and Younghusband: The Last Great Imperial Adventurer. He lives in London, England.

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