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Freedom at Midnight
Freedom at Midnight
by Larry Collins
Edition: Paperback
Price: £11.24

22 of 25 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars How balanced?, 17 Jun. 2002
This review is from: Freedom at Midnight (Paperback)
A fantastic read - moving, with the kind of sweeping coherent narrative worthy of a great fictional author. And maybe there's the rub: it has been criticised (I think with some justification) with being pro-British, and building the story from the elegiac portrayal of a fading empire whose greatness once...etc etc- and perhaps because of relying too heavily on Mountbatten as a source. So read it - but maybe read Liberty or Death by Patrick French as well! In that version of the independence struggle, the British and - heresy in India, I know - Gandhi come in for heavy criticism.

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