Divide and Rule
Penguin Petit

Divide and Rule

The English in India


"Death and suffering were – and still are – the consequence of how Britain discharged her responsibilities to a now divided subcontinent.' It is hard to imagine another episode in history where the outcome is so opposed to the professed aims. From decisions about Partition, the territories remaining a part of the Commonwealth, to India and Pakistan's delineation happening in under five weeks by someone who had not travelled east of Gibraltar before, it all looks like the end of a shabby tale of procrastination and deceit at the hands of the British. Read on to find out what exactly went down as India prepared to reawaken to a new dawn on 15 August 1947."


| ISBN13 9789386815606
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Walter Reid
Walter Reid
Walter Reid studied at the universities of Oxford and Edinburgh. He has written a number of acclaimed books on military and political history, and has a particular interest in British imperial policy in the twentieth century. His books include Churchill: Under Friendly Fire, Empire of Sand: How Britain Made the Middle East and most recently Five Days from Defeat: How Britain Nearly Lost the First World War. He is a fellow of the Royal Historical Society.
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