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The shadow of the great game : the untold story of India's partition

Author: Narendra Singh Sarila
Publisher: New Delhi : HarperCollins Publishers India a joint venture with India Today Group, 2005.
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"The partition of India continues to make the headlines with new facts emerging even today, six decades later. In this untold story of India's partition, Narendra Singh Sarila unearths documents which bring to light the hitherto unexplored link between the partition and British fears about the USSR gaining control of the oil wells of the Middle East, and how the British used religion as a political tool in pursuit  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Sarila, Narendra Singh.
Shadow of the great game.
New Delhi : HarperCollins Publishers India a joint venture with India Today Group, 2005
(OCoLC)645832242
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Narendra Singh Sarila
ISBN: 8172235690 9788172235697 9788172238742 8172238746
OCLC Number: 65978838
Description: 436 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: The great game --
The Anglo-Muslim League alliance --
The Pakistan scheme and Jinnah --
The Churchill-Roosevelt clash over India --
The Mahatma's fury --
India, the UK and the USA --
Wavell plays the great game --
Attlee's "smoke screens" --
Nehru in the saddle --
Mountbatten's counsellor --
The end game of empire --
The Kashmir imbroglio I: Gilgit and Poonch --
The Kashmir imbroglio II: at the UN --
Postscript.
Other Titles: Untold story of India's partition
Responsibility: Narendra Singh Sarila.

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"The partition of India continues to make the headlines with new facts emerging even today, six decades later. In this untold story of India's partition, Narendra Singh Sarila unearths documents which bring to light the hitherto unexplored link between the partition and British fears about the USSR gaining control of the oil wells of the Middle East, and how the British used religion as a political tool in pursuit of the great game against the Soviet Union. While focusing on the role of several prominent political figures of the era, he also brings out little-known facts about the pressure the US exerted on Britain to grant India her independence. This timely volume offers a radical reassessment of a key moment in the history of the Indian subcontinent."--Book cover.

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