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This is the truly incredible story of India's gaining of indepence, after 90 years of British rule, as well as the creation of the nation of Pakistan, in 1947. In a few short years 14.5 million people would leave their homes and be relocated. The dream that was Partition quickly became a nightmare, due to bungled decisions by those in power.  Nearly a million people died, and countless lost their livelihood and homes, in what is one of the largest and fastest human migrations in history. Partition changed the face of Asia, and it's effects are still felt today. What makes this book so engaging and moving though are the individual accounts of those involved who are now in their eighties and nineties. 

Nick  The Book Grocer

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  • : 9781471181115
  • : Simon Schuster
  • : Simon Schuster
  • : books