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By Alex Von Tunzelmann

ISBN-10: 1466818638

ISBN-13: 9781466818637

An amazing tale of romance, historical past, and divided loyalties—set opposed to the backdrop of 1 of the main dramatic occasions of the 20 th century

The stroke of dead night on August 15, 1947, liberated four hundred million humans from the British Empire. With the lack of India, its maximum colony, Britain ceased to be a superpower, and its king ceased to signal himself Rex Imperator.

This defining second of global background have been caused by way of a handful of individuals. between them have been Jawaharlal Nehru, the fiery Indian leading minister; Mohammed Ali Jinnah, the chief of the hot Islamic Republic of Pakistan; Mohandas Gandhi, the magical determine who enthralled a kingdom; and Louis and Edwina Mountbatten, the glamorous yet not likely couple who have been dispatched to get Britain out of India. inside hours of the middle of the night chimes, their goals of freedom and democracy could flip to chaos, bloodshed, and war.

Behind the scenes, a mystery own drama was once additionally unfolding, as Edwina Mountbatten and Jawaharlal Nehru all started a passionate love affair. Their romance built along chilly battle conspiracies, the start of a poor clash in Kashmir, and an epic sweep of occasions that observed 1000000 humans killed and ten million dispossessed.

Steeped within the deepest papers and reflections of the members, Indian Summer unearths, in shiny, exhilarating element, how the activities of some notable humans replaced the lives of thousands and made up our minds the destiny of countries.

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