Dattatreya M S
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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
Excellent rendition and a great narrative.
I like listening to every bit of this book. It is so well written. I agree there could be differ perspectives in India’s run to freedom but the book throws light on the machinations behind it. Stephen Thorne is an amazing narrator.
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