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Superb history of the end of the Raj
on 6 July 2017
Compulsive reading about the end of the British Raj. Recommended to anybody with interest in this subject or with none, it is a reminder of the problems of empire and what happens afterwards. Louis Mountbatten was not the right person to be the last viceroy but in fairness when you consider the issues and problems that all needed sorting in August 1947 who would have been the right person? At best Mountbatten was a blunderer although the native inhabitants of the sub-continent must also take their share of the blame for the disaster of Indian independance.
Incredibly well researched and convincingly written, this book deserves every success and is a vivid portrait of the events of 1947 and for many readers, myself included, born long after 1947 who have no little or know personal knowledge of the subject this book serves as reference point on a chapter of our history. Even if you think you have some knowledge of these events this book will open you mind the real truth of the incompetence of the end of British rule.