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Indian Summer: The Secret History of the End of an Empire

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The stroke of midnight on 15 August 1947 liberated 400 million Indians from the British Empire. One of the defining moments of world history had been brought about by a tiny number of people, including Jawaharlal Nehru, the fiery prime minister-to-be; Gandhi, the mystical figure who enthralled a nation; and Louis and Edwina Mountbatten, the glamorous but unlikely couple who had been dispatched to get Britain out of India without delay. Within hours of the midnight chimes, however, the two new…

Indian Summer

Author : Alex von Tunzelmann  |  Pub Date : 2012-10-25  |  Publisher : Simon and Schuster

ISBN 10 : 9781471114762
ISBN 13 : 1471114767

The stroke of midnight on 15 August 1947 liberated 400 million Indians from the British Empire. One of the defining moments of world history had been brought about by a tiny number..



Indian Summer

Author : Alex von Tunzelmann  |  Pub Date : 2011-07-27  |  Publisher : Emblem Editions

ISBN 10 : 9781551996202
ISBN 13 : 1551996200

The last days of the British Raj. The end of empire. A love affair between Edwina Mountbatten, wife of the last British viceroy to India, and Jawaharlal Nehru, India’s first prim..



Indian Summer

Author : Alex Von Tunzelmann  |  Pub Date : 2008-09-30  |  Publisher : Henry Holt and Company

ISBN 10 : 9781466818637
ISBN 13 : 1466818638

An extraordinary story of romance, history, and divided loyalties -- set against the backdrop of one of the most dramatic events of the twentieth century The stroke of midnight on ..



Daughter Of Empire

Author : Pamela Hicks  |  Pub Date : 2014-09-23  |  Publisher : Simon and Schuster

ISBN 10 : 9781476733821
ISBN 13 : 1476733821

The princess daughter Lord Louis and Edwina Mountbatten and descendant of British and Russian royals documents her singular childhood in England and India surrounded by famous gues..



Red Heat

Author : Alex von Tunzelmann  |  Pub Date : 2012-09-13  |  Publisher : Simon and Schuster

ISBN 10 : 9781471114779
ISBN 13 : 1471114775

America's secret war in the Caribbean during the Cold War is revealed as never before in this riveting story of the machinations and blunders of superpowers, and the daring of the ..



Women Of The Raj

Author : Margaret MacMillan  |  Pub Date : 2007  |  Publisher : Random House Incorporated

ISBN 10 : 9780812976397
ISBN 13 : 0812976398

A vivid social history details the lives of British women "exiled" to India by virtue of their husbands' and fathers' assignments there during the era of British colonial rule, int..



Gandhi Churchill

Author : Arthur Herman  |  Pub Date : 2008-04-29  |  Publisher : Bantam

ISBN 10 : 9780553905045
ISBN 13 : 055390504X

In this fascinating and meticulously researched book, bestselling historian Arthur Herman sheds new light on two of the most universally recognizable icons of the twentieth century..



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