Author: Mushirul Hasan
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0195635043
The essays in this volume include extracts from the speeches and writings of Azad, Jinnah, Gandhi and Nehru, memoirs of people who were actively involved in the politics of the time, and a short story by Sadaat Hasan Manto.
The Partition is probably the most cataclysmic event in the history of twentieth-century India. It has had a profound impact on contemporary culture, literature, history and historiography. The impression left on the minds of those who lived through those traumatic times persist to this day.
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Few contemporary historians have studied the national movement, the role of nationalist Muslim leaders, their occasional disenchantment with the Congress leadership, with insights as sharp as Hasan's.
Mushirul Hasan does not attempt to provide simplistic answers . . . But assembles a wide-ranging and fairly representative cross-section of different views to throw more light on these areas of controversy.