The Holocaust of Indian Partition: An Inquest

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The partition of India was a traumatic event. Apart from destroying the unity of India, the two-nation theory created a divided between the Muslims and non-Muslims which has not been easy to bridge. But, more important was its tremendous human cost-loss of about a million people. This holocaust, which Nehru described as a man-made Greek tragedy, is the focus of this book. Based on extensive and in-depth research, it sheds new light on several important issuses. The book surveys the critical eighteen-month period preceding the transfer of power which saw widespread communal hatred and violence. The poison of communalism had seeped so deep that it should have been evident to anyone that transfer of power was not going to be peaceful. But, the British and the leaders of the two would be dominions India and Pakistan failed to see this writing on the wall. The book vividly brings out the holocaust, makes a clinical and thorough inquest, and concludes that, with foresight and planning, its extent and severity could have been reduced substantially. Analysis of such a monumental tragedy inevitable leads to a critical appraisal of the role played by the authors of the tragedy, and the actors who played a part in it-on stage, backstage and in the wings.

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Madhav Godbole (b.1936) has an M.A. in development economics (Williams College, Mass., USA) and an M.A. and Ph.D. in economics (University of Bombay). He joined the Indian Administrative Service in 1959 and resigned as Union Home Secretary. He has been Secretary, Urban Development and Secretary, Petroleum and Natural Gas, Principal Finance Secretary and Chairman of the Maharashtra State Electricity Board. He has written eleven books in English and Marathi. He has co-authored the working paper, 'A Quest for Good Governance' based on his public interest litigation in the Supreme Court. He also writes on current issues in newspapers and reputed journals. After retirement, he worked as chairman of several committees: state level economic reforms (Government of Jammu and Kashmir), co-operative sugar factories, Enron power project and power sector reforms, amongst others. He is the recipient of Chinmulgund Public Administration Award and Dr. M. Visvesvarayya Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award.

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