The Great Partition

The Great Partition

The making of India and Pakistan

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Author: Yasmin Khan
Publisher: Penguin Random House
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Language: English
ISBN: 9780143420675
Published on: 2013
Book Format: Paperback
Category: Essay
Subject: Partition of India


The Great Partition: The Making of India and Pakistan The definitive book on the impact of the Partition on everyday lives Winner of the Gladstone Prize from the Royal Historical Society.

A brilliantly written and widely acclaimed work of scholarship Seamlessly combines intelligent analysis with heartrending human stories.

The Partition of India in 1947 was one of the most horrific events of decolonization in the twentieth century, bringing death, rape and plunder in its wake.

In The Great Partition, Yasmin Khan exposes the widespread ignorance of what Partition would entail in practice as well as the haste and recklessness with which it was completed.

Drawing on fresh information from an array of sources and underscoring the catastrophic human cost involved, Khan provides an authoritative and accessible analysis of this cataclysmic event and its devastating legacy.


About the Author:

Yasmin Khan Yasmin Khan was born in London. She is a University Lecturer in British history at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of Kellogg College. The Great Partition is her first book. It has won the Gladstone Prize from the Royal Historical Society and been translated into Hindi and Urdu.

Review: Excellent- New York Sun A riveting book- The Economist

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