1947 saw the demise of the British Indian Empire and the emergence ofIndiaas an independent country. It also witnessed dubious Endeavour on part of the departing rulers in partitioning a sub-continent intoIndiaandPakistan. Side by side, their deliberate game to balkanizeIndiaby keeping some princely States independent was too obvious.
The year was full of fateful events since the surgery of separation was an unusual phenomenon, causing immense blood letting. Compressed between the natural demand for national unity and an artificially engineered two-nation theory, the desperate British went in for a comprehensive conspiracy to take advantage of the continuing communal civil war for achieving their sinister design of ‘Divine and Quit’
This book, constructed from original source-material including confidential documents of some of the British Viceroys and officers as well as some letters of Winston Charchill to Muhammad Ali Jinnah deals with the intricacies of the problems which overwhelmed the greatest men ofIndialike inexorable forces of Time. Everybody played his role and played it well against internal and external forces to preserve the unity of a great nation and an ancient country. But, Time was Against India’s formidable patriots who had to suffer the agony of seeing their life’s hopes disappear tin disappointment.
1947 will ever remain a Turing poking history as the year of triumph and tragedies to be remembered by generation to come. This book will be of because immense use to students, scholars and general readers it provides a detailed insight into the happenings of that eventful year.