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Indian Summer: The Secret History of the End of an Empire

par Alex von Tunzelmann

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At midnight on August 15, 1947, 400 million people were liberated from the British Empire. With the loss of India, its greatest colony, Britain ceased to be a superpower. This defining moment was brought about by a handful of people: Jawaharlal Nehru, the fiery Indian prime minister; Mohammed Ali Jinnah, the leader of the new Islamic Republic of Pakistan; Mohandas Gandhi, the mystical figure who enthralled a nation; and Louis and Edwina Mountbatten, the glamorous but unlikely couple sent to get Britain out of India. Within hours, their dreams would turn to chaos, bloodshed, and war. Behind the scenes, a secret personal drama was also unfolding, as Edwina Mountbatten and Jawaharlal Nehru began a passionate love affair. Their romance developed alongside Cold War conspiracies, the beginning of a terrible conflict in Kashmir, and an epic sweep of events that saw one million people killed and ten million dispossessed.--From publisher description.… (plus d'informations)
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A well researched and readable book written many years after the events of the time and reliant on archival material available to research. Includes Maps, Notes, Bibliography, A useful guide to understanding Indian Names, Glossary, Photographs and Index. If interested in the history of India and of Indian Partition which occurred in 1947, this is a detailed account of the period and events both prior to and after Partition. If interested in the human tale behind these events and the lives of leading players throughout, and particularly if you have a fascination with the lives of Louis and Edwina Mountbatten, and Jawaharlal Nehru, you will not be disappointed. ( )
  Carole46 | Jan 11, 2020 |
Not so secret, but the history is my favorite kind: broad-stroke politics viewed from the actual lives of participants. Beautifully written. ( )
  Eoin | Jun 3, 2019 |
Bueno, complejo en la caracterización de Lord Mountbatten. Mas pro hindu que pakistani pero creo que por el personaje de Nehru y no por otra razon. buena caracterizacion de los personajes, tal vez se queda mucho en algunos detalles de la relacion de mountbatten, edwina y Nehru y no entra en detalles de la historia de india ( )
  gneoflavio | Aug 24, 2017 |
I have two books on this subject - one is turgid (almost unreadable) but this one is easy to read and very well written. ( )
  Mouldywarp | Feb 14, 2017 |
Alex writes well. The style is taut, and the book reads well. At times, it can almost read like a thriller. She has done a good job of writing about the events of the times. It was a very complex period in India's history, one where truths will be very difficult to analyse.

She seems to be clearly fascinated by Nehru and the Mountbatten's. On the other side, she does not seem to be an admirer of Jinnah or Gandhi. This shows. What is missing from the book, is the analysis of how Jinnah went from being a champion of Hindu-Muslim unity to the Champion of Pakistan. He does seem to have been more sinned against than the sinner.

What slips through, unintentionally, is how the ambitions of the various leaders lead to one of the most bloody events in world history. She dwells a lot on the actions of Nehru and Edwina post the events. She does not dwell so much on how much they contributed to this. Certainly, as per her, the relationship between Nehru and Edwina seems to have caused damage to any prospect of India staying as one country. This may have been unintentional, but this is what came through to me.

You can't change history, however. It is done. ( )
  RajivC | Mar 15, 2015 |
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On a warm summer night in 1947, the largest empire the world has ever seen did something no empire had done before. It gave up.
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At midnight on August 15, 1947, 400 million people were liberated from the British Empire. With the loss of India, its greatest colony, Britain ceased to be a superpower. This defining moment was brought about by a handful of people: Jawaharlal Nehru, the fiery Indian prime minister; Mohammed Ali Jinnah, the leader of the new Islamic Republic of Pakistan; Mohandas Gandhi, the mystical figure who enthralled a nation; and Louis and Edwina Mountbatten, the glamorous but unlikely couple sent to get Britain out of India. Within hours, their dreams would turn to chaos, bloodshed, and war. Behind the scenes, a secret personal drama was also unfolding, as Edwina Mountbatten and Jawaharlal Nehru began a passionate love affair. Their romance developed alongside Cold War conspiracies, the beginning of a terrible conflict in Kashmir, and an epic sweep of events that saw one million people killed and ten million dispossessed.--From publisher description.

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