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Author Hajari, Nisid, author.

Title Midnight's furies : the deadly legacy of India's partition / Nisid Hajari.

Publication Info. Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2015]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Montrose Library Non-Fiction    954.042 HAJ    Available
Description xxii, 328 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 266-311) and index.
Contents Prologue: a train to Pakistan -- Fury -- Jinnah and Jawaharlal -- Madhouse -- Pakistan murdabad! -- Indian summer -- Off the rails -- "Stop this madness" -- Ad hoc jihad -- Himalayan Quagmire -- The last battle.
Summary Describes how a cycle of rioting and violence leading up to the partition of India and birth of Pakistan resulted in brutal and widespread ethnic cleansing on both sides of the border, creating a divide between India and Pakistan that persists decades later.
Subject India -- History -- Partition, 1947.
India-Pakistan Conflict, 1947-1949.
Pakistan -- History -- 20th century.
Jinnah, Mahomed Ali, 1876-1948.
Nehru, Jawaharlal, 1889-1964.
ISBN 9780547669212 (hardcover)
0547669216 (hardcover)
9780547669243 (ebook)

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