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Keeping the Jewel in the Crown -The British Betrayal of India - Paperback

Keeping the Jewel in the Crown -The British Betrayal of India - Paperback
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When India became independent in 1947, the general view, which has prevailed until now, is that Britain had been steadily working for an amicable transfer of power for decades. In this book, Walter Reid argues that nothing could be further from the truth. With reference to a vast amount of documentary material, from private letters to public records and state papers, he shows how Britain held back political progress in India for as long as possible-a policy which led to unimaginable chaos and suffering when Independence was granted and which created a legacy of hatred and distrust that continues to this day...

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Sold ByPenguin Random House
AuthorWalter Reid
ISBN-139780143449140
Edition1
FormatPaperback
LanguageEnglish
Pages304
Publication Year2019
CategoryNon-fiction/History

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When India became independent in 1947, the general view, which has prevailed until now, is that Britain had been steadily working for an amicable transfer of power for decades. In this book, Walter Reid argues that nothing could be further from the truth. With reference to a vast amount of documentary material, from private letters to public records and state papers, he shows how Britain held back political progress in India for as long as possible-a policy which led to unimaginable chaos and suffering when Independence was granted and which created a legacy of hatred and distrust that continues to this day.

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