On August 15, 1947, the new nation of Pakistan was born and Britain's century-long rule over the Indian subcontinent finally came to an end. Here, H. V. Hodson offers an authoritative account of this dramatic step in the retreat of the British imperialism. The book first describes the historical events that paved the way for The Great Divide. Hodson then goes on to chronicle, in fascinating detail, the hectic five months of the last viceroyalty of India and the aftermath of the transfer of power, which saw dreadful massacres and migrations in Punjab and sharp struggles over Kashmir and other regions. The epilogue summarizes events since partition and assesses their effect on the fragile stability of nations in the subcontinent.
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"For anyone interested in the fate of South-Asia after half a century of independence, this book is a magnificent fresco of the events leading up to this independence....a most valuable historical document."--Journal of Indo-European Studies
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Book Description Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1985. Hardcover. 1st Pakistan edition. 590p. A hardcover book in fine condition with a dustjacket in very good condition. Book is clean and tight. Dustjacket has a piece of clear tap at bottom of spine; otherwise in very good condition. Assessment of the handling of India's release from British control and the creation of Pakistan. Includes black and white photographs. Bookseller Inventory # 121613
Book Description Oxford University Press, Karachi, Parkistan, 1985. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Reprint. Bound in smart two colours cloth with bright, red titles to spine, this 1985 hardcover Reprint is Vg in Good dustjacket (unclipped). X11/590pp with Introduction, 31 Chapters,7 illustrations, Appendices, Epilogue and Index. Text in English. Wrapper is chipped but 99% complete, otherwise all VG Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 0016798
Book Description OUP Pakistan, 1986. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Includes dust jacket. Ex Library Book with usual stamps and stickers. The dust jacket is a little tatty and torn. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Bookseller Inventory # mon0008037205
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