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Divide and Rule

Divide and Rule

The English in India

Walter Reid
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Death and suffering were – and still are – the consequence of how Britain discharged her responsibilities to a now divided subcontinent.’ It is hard to imagine another episode in history where the outcome is so opposed to the professed aims.

From decisions about Partition, the territories remaining a part of the Commonwealth, to India and Pakistan’s delineation happening in under five weeks by someone who had not travelled east of Gibraltar before, it all looks like the end of a shabby tale of procrastination and deceit at the hands of the British.

Read on to find out what exactly went down as India prepared to reawaken to a new dawn on 15 August 1947.

Imprint: Penguin

Published: Aug/2017

Length : 10 Pages

MRP : ₹15.00

Divide and Rule

The English in India

Walter Reid

Death and suffering were – and still are – the consequence of how Britain discharged her responsibilities to a now divided subcontinent.’ It is hard to imagine another episode in history where the outcome is so opposed to the professed aims.

From decisions about Partition, the territories remaining a part of the Commonwealth, to India and Pakistan’s delineation happening in under five weeks by someone who had not travelled east of Gibraltar before, it all looks like the end of a shabby tale of procrastination and deceit at the hands of the British.

Read on to find out what exactly went down as India prepared to reawaken to a new dawn on 15 August 1947.

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Walter Reid

WALTER REID is a historian educated at the universities of Oxford and Edinburgh, a fellow of the Royal Historical Society and the author of a number of acclaimed books on British politics and history, including Keeping the Jewel in the Crown: The British Betrayal of India and most recently Neville Chamberlain: The Passionate Radical. He raises sheep and cattle in Scotland and grows olives in France. He is married to Janet Reid, a journalist, and has two adult daughters.

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