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Shameful flight : the last years of the British Empire in India

Author: Stanley A Wolpert
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
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Ranging from the fall of Singapore in 1942 to the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi in 1948, this text provides a vivid behind-the-scenes look at Britain's decision to divest itself from the crown  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Wolpert, Stanley A., 1927-
Shameful flight.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006
(DLC) 2006040121
(OCoLC)64595970
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stanley A Wolpert
ISBN: 9780199745043 0199745048
OCLC Number: 609211815
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 238 pages, [16] pages of plates) : illustrations, maps
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: 1. From the fall of Singapore to the failure of Cripps's mission, February-April 1942 --
2. From Cripps's failure to the failure of the Congress party's "Quit India" movement, April-October 1942 --
3. From Gandhi's fast through the first year of Wavell's viceroyalty, January 1943-July 1944 --
4. Summit failures and cabinet obstacles, August 1944-July 1945 --
5. From the end of World War II through the cabinet mission, August 1945-June 1946 --
6. The interim government, June-December 1946 --
7. Lord Mountbatten's last Chukka, December 1946-June 1947 --
8. Partitioned transfer of power, June-August 1947 --
9. Freedom's wooden loaf, September-October 1947 --
10. Indo-Pak war over Kashmir, October 1947-July 1948.
Responsibility: Stanley Wolpert.
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"The independence of India and Pakistan in 1947 was a historical watershed that marked the end of the colonial era and the beginning of the liberation of the rest of Asia and of Africa. In his Read more...

 
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