Author: B R NandaPublisher: RupaYear: 2003Language: EnglishPages: 172ISBN/UPC (if available): 8129102315
Through its vivid observation and masterful analysis, this memoir brings alive the passionate mood of the times and takes the reader into the heart of one of the most heart-wrenching events in Indian history.This is eyewitness history of the highest order. It has a compelling authenticity that those who write about the partition of India, without having lived the experience, can never convey.Written over fifty years ago, this narrative is full of mature judgments and wise insights articulated with rare literary elegance - attributes that since made B R Nanda the foremost historian of the making of modern India. For those interested in understanding the partition of India this book is essential reading. This edition has been enriched with an introduction by the author containing his reflections on the historical background, the underlying causes and the chain of events on the national scene which led to the transfer of power from Britain to two successor states.
To the ReaderPrefaceIntroductionInsurance against AnarchyThe League AgitationThe Fatal PhraseThe March RiotsThe Lull between the StormsAugust DisturbancesAnarchy UncheckedThe Rout of the MinoritiesMental RehabilitationThe Administrative ProblemEconomic Rehabilitation and RegenerationA New OutlookPostscriptIndex