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Title:Liberty or Death: India's Journey to Independence and Division
Price:AUD$11.50 (about USD$8.90)
Category:History
ISBN:9780002557719
Item ID:P002-6993
Quantity:1
Publisher:Harper Collins, London, 1997
Edition:First
Binding:Hardcover
Condition:Very Good
Dust Jacket:Very Good
Harper Collins, 1997, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, First

First impression. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 467 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Pages lightly tanned throughout. Dust Jacket is in very good condition, without tears or chips or other damage. Edges browned slightly. This book is available and ready to be shipped.. At midnight on August 14, 1947, Britain's 350-year-old Indian Empire cracked into three pieces. The greatest mass migration in history began, as Muslims fled north and Hindus fled south, over a million being massacred on the way. Britain's role as world power came to an end and the course of Asia's future was irrevocably set. Patrick French offers a reinterpretation of the events surrounding India's independence and partition, including the disastrous mistakes made by politicians and the bizarre reasoning behind many of their decisions. Exploring the interplay between characters such as Churchill, Mountbatten and Gandhi, it reveals a tale of idealism and manipulation, hope and tragedy. With sources ranging from newly declassified secret documents to the memories of refugees, Patrick French gives an account of an epic debacle, the impact of which reverberates across Asia to this day. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: History; Indian History; India; ISBN: 0002557711. ISBN/EAN: 9780002557719. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 6993.
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