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- The Secret History of the End of an Empire
- Written by: Alex von Tunzelmann
- Narrated by: Stephen Thorne
- Length: 14 hrs and 36 mins
At midnight on 15 August, 1947, India left the British Empire. This defining moment of world history had been brought about by a handful of people:Jawaharlal Nehru, the fiery Indian prime minister; Mohammed Ali Jinnah, leader of the new nation; and Louis and Edwina Mountbatten, despatched to get Britain out of India. Within hours of the midnight chimes, their dreams of freedom and democracy would turn to chaos, bloodshed and war.
- By Ramneek Bhasin on 29-02-20
Good book, but audible messed it up
The book in itself was a good one to learn about the history of India during the independence struggle. It gives a far more accurate description than what you read in the school history textbooks, which are more propaganda than truth.
However, due to the lack of sources and citations, I am not sure to what extent the contents of this book are true, but that is always the case with any work of history.
Audible has done a shoddy job of producing this book. The chapters in audible do not match with the chapters or parts in the book in any way. Forget about actually naming the chapter or its parts.
The narrator was quite good. Apt for a book of this sort.