Indian Summer

  • by Alex von Tunzelmann
  • Narrated by Stephen Thorne
  • 14 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

At midnight on 15 August, 1947, India left the British Empire. This defining moment of world history had been brought about by a handful of people: Jawaharlal Nehru, the fiery Indian prime minister; Mohammed Ali Jinnah, leader of the new nation; and Louis and Edwina Mountbatten, despatched to get Britain out of India.
Within hours of the midnight chimes, their dreams of freedom and democracy would turn to chaos, bloodshed and war. Behind the scenes a secret personal drama was unfolding, as Edwina Mountbatten and Nehru began a passionate love affair. Steeped in the private papers and reflections of the participants, Indian Summer reveals how the acts of a few players changed the lives of millions and determined the fate of nations.

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What the Critics Say

"A true tour de force:absorbing in it's detail and masterly in the broad sweep of its canvas." (Sir Martin Gilbert)

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Indian Summer: The Secret History of the End of an

Covering a vast subject the end of empire in India will interest many people . Its intelligent and scholarly but still entertaining and informative , well read too. Certainly a book worthy of your time and investment.
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- M. SAUNDERS

Loved it!

An eye opener for me regarding the recent history of India and it's partition. Beautifully narrated.
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- A Ejindu-Wright

Book Details

  • Release Date: 28-07-2011
  • Publisher: Oakhill Publishing