Freedom at Midnight has ratings and reviews. failed to note that this book was written by a team of authors: Dominique Lapierre and Larry Collins. Full text of “Lapierre, Dominique And Larry Collins Freedom At Midnight” India The Fifth Horseman Freedom at Midnight Dominique Lapierre and Larry Collins. First published in , this edition is a new edition of the best-selling book described as irreplaceable by Le Monde, Paris.

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Indians – even Gandhi, at points – come off looking like a doinique debilitated bunch and certainly not fit for self-rule. That said, do people recommend moving on past the slightly uncomfortable first chapter?

ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. I knew nothing about India, except for the movie Gandhi and some misty misconceptions from my misspent youth. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.

There is also a very horrifying and realistic account of the tragedy of partition and its bloody aftermath. He seemed the only major voice calling for midniyht British to leave and was saddened about the slaughter he predicted partition would bring.

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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rulers of various territories who had their sovereignty revoked upon independence in and their titles and privileges rescinded 25 years laterand are not shy about including salacious – often stomach-churning and horrifying – stories. Just few days after, India officially got independence, the two dominiqke of then Indian politics, Jawaharlal Nehru and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, visited the outgoing Viceroy Lord Mountbatten, and requested him to take back his previous charge.


The loss of lapierge 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 This is a terribly difficult book to rate.

Unfortunately, with neutrality comes the perspective domminique someone outside looking in, which is also what happens in this book. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.

The detail of the reporting in “Freedom at Midnight” is astonishing. This book has given me a new window into Indian and Pakistani culture that has really been educational and eye-opening. I highly recommend it! This urgency to finish the job as quickly as possible led to decisions that ripped apart the social fabric of the country, echoes of which are still heard in contemporary Indo-Pak relations.

Jinnah is demonized for his insistence on a separate Pakistan for the Moslems. Sep 18, Robert W rated it really liked it. If you only read this book you won’t know, for the authors were obviously very aware that Mountbatten descendents themselves would be reading this book, and they didn’t want freedo, make them uncomfortable with annoying little questions.

The author do possess storytelling skills,but as an objective and neutral historical text,this book leaves a lot to be desired. I actually found it quite factual and objectively narrated. Nearly every single paragraph has a misspelling or punctuation error. Paperbackpages. midnightt

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Reading this book is a huge investment and definitely pays off with many ‘Goosebumps’ moments. Gandhi almost single-handedly prevented similar communal violence in Calcutta. The writing is superb.

If one is looking for a gripping narrative, however, this book is certainly it.

Be the first one to write a review. Not a fan of Non Fiction books, but this non fiction totally held my attention from beginning till the end.

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Also, what e-mail address do I modnight to communicate with Amazon? 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.

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In Freedom at Midnight they do this superbly: That book contains interviews with Mountbatten, and a selection of papers that were in his possession. The author however, succeeds because of the little incidents he manages to present in an engaging way. Beautifully written dominiique make stories from around the period of independence sound like a collection of creative short stories. You’ll frequently come across a strange word and wonder if you’re looking at some archaic English term, a transliteration from Hindi or Tamil, or yet another sloppy misspelling.

I’m leaving for India and this book was recommended to me.

And he got his homeland. University of Cambridge Press. Written init does bemoan the end of the Empire and all midnnight the benefits England bought to the sub-continent but does pay homage to Gandhi. And the portrait of Gandhi is truly spectacular. That being said, this book is a MUST read for all fans of history and people interested in understanding Pakistan-India dynamics and the culture of the sub-continent. The one issue I have lapierre the book is the glorification of the role that Mountbatten and Gandhi played in the aforementioned events.

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