Witness to Partition:   A Memoir

Witness to Partition: A Memoir

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Author: B R Nanda
Publisher: Rupa
Year: 2003
Language: English
Pages: 172
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8129102315


Through its vivid observation and masterful analysis, this memoir brings alive the passionate mood of the times and takes the reader into the heart of one of the most heart-wrenching events in Indian history.

This is eyewitness history of the highest order. It has a compelling authenticity that those who write about the partition of India, without having lived the experience, can never convey.

Written over fifty years ago, this narrative is full of mature judgments and wise insights articulated with rare literary elegance - attributes that since made B R Nanda the foremost historian of the making of modern India. For those interested in understanding the partition of India this book is essential reading.

This edition has been enriched with an introduction by the author containing his reflections on the historical background, the underlying causes and the chain of events on the national scene which led to the transfer of power from Britain to two successor states.


To the Reader


Insurance against Anarchy
The League Agitation
The Fatal Phrase
The March Riots
The Lull between the Storms
August Disturbances
Anarchy Unchecked
The Rout of the Minorities
Mental Rehabilitation
The Administrative Problem
Economic Rehabilitation and Regeneration
A New Outlook