Freedom at Midnight () is a book by Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre. It describes events around Indian independence and partition in Full text of “Lapierre, Dominique And Larry Collins Freedom At Midnight” India The Fifth Horseman Freedom at Midnight Dominique Lapierre and Larry Collins. by Ellen Mcamis. Freedom at Midnight paints a sweeping picture of the tumultuous year of India’s independence from Great Britain in

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Kash Gajjar Very much so. Think this is one book which every kid in the subcontinent should read before he finishes high school. Mar 29, Pratik Rath rated it it was amazing.

That book contains interviews with Mountbatten, and a selection of papers that were in his possession. It is also a disadvantage because he ends up making several assumtions which are incorrect.

This volume is about the struggle for liberation from British rule in India. The book, though very well written, fails to provide the real picture of the struggle and suffering that Indians went through and freedoj to, through the power of the pen, make everything right what the Britishers did wrong. Apr 18, Hana rated it really liked it Shelves: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

If you like history but not the druggery of reading blah blah boring writers, THESE are the historians for you. Another chapter I remember is the lavish lifestyle of the Indian Maharajas. Over four prior book collaborations, Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre honed a winning formula for accessible, page-turning popular histories: Highly recommended to read if you are interested in British Raj, Indian partition and mienight massacre that followed, and of course the Indian Independence.


Freedom at Midnight by Dominique Lapierre and Larry Collins (1975)

On the theme of partition, the book relates that the crucial maps setting the boundary separating India and Pakistan were drawn that year by Cyril Radcliffewho had not visited India before being appointed as the chairman of the Boundary Commission. And although that was a largely ceremonial title, the government’s leaders asked him to secretly take on almost dictatorial powers when the crisis came. Return to Book Page. This book is recommended for anyone interested in knowing our freedom fighters, freedom movement, the Raj, the Maharajas and the Mahatma very substantially, if not wholly or in full measure.

The book is just a manuscript to put forth Britain as the wise and better, quoting Rudyard Kipling, who says that Indians better be ruled by Britishers, and heavily quoting Churchill, who has been depicted as a “guy too important to be in a book on India”. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Views Read Edit View history. lxpierre

Freedom at Midnight

Freedom at midnight, captures India on two occasions. Mountbatten obliged and, sort-of staying in background, administered in midnigh Just few days after, India officially got independence, the two spearheads of then Indian politics, Jawaharlal Nehru and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, visited the outgoing Viceroy Lord Mountbatten, and requested him to take back his previous charge.

There is a description of the British summertime capital Shimla in the Himalayas and how supplies were carried up steep mountains by porters each year. This page was last edited on 16 Augustat Click to purchase from Flipkart. Journal of South Asian Studies. Dominique Lapierre collihs Larry Collins.


Among the other central characters are Lord Louis and Lady Edwina Mountbatten, the reluctant last viceroy and last vicereine of India.

Dec 03, Calzean rated it liked it Shelves: Paramount Pictures, which was planning a film based on the book, dropped the idea in fear that fanatics would emulate the scenario in real life.

InCollins authored Fall From Grace without Lapierre about a woman agent sent into occupied France who realizes she may be betrayed by her British masters if necessary. Jun 04, Sandy rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: However the author does make several incorrect claims. Open Preview See a Problem?

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The writers list so many interesting details about the characters. So on one side we have Mountbatten, working hard, inviting a few brown men to luncheons every now and then, working so hard, with hardly any freedim, just a few thousand servants, not much at all, and on on the other we have those spoilt little boys, Gandhi and Jinnah, needlessly talking about freedom and coolins not.

A must read book for all generations. I took this one from the library, but after reading it I ordered a copy for myself. The duo published their first fictional work, The Fifth Horseman, in