Freedom at Midnight has ratings and reviews. failed to note that this book was written by a team of authors: Dominique Lapierre and Larry Collins. Full text of “Lapierre, Dominique And Larry Collins Freedom At Midnight” India The Fifth Horseman Freedom at Midnight Dominique Lapierre and Larry Collins. First published in , this edition is a new edition of the best-selling book described as irreplaceable by Le Monde, Paris.

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They will unlikely be as informative or as interesting to read. Reason – they felt incapable of handling the horrendous situation partition had presented before them.

Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. It is a work of scholarship, of investigation, research and of significance. He lapisrre the author of several earlier books published in France, some of them based on his knowledge of the United States, where he attended Lafayette College and where his father served midnitht the French diplomatic service.

The Hindus always considered Muslims unclean bec A fascinating book. India and Pakistan were both hard at work This is a highly readable look at one pivotal year in the history of India: It is a poignant reminder of the defining moments of the end of the British Dkminique, the independence of million people, their division into India and the newly created Pakistan. So, I finally successfully moved out of my reading ‘comfort zone’ and actually finished a non fiction book lappierre finishing 4 other fiction novels since I started this.

Recommended to people who love history. Anyone interested in History, Indiaphiles.

And the best part is I absolutely loved it. While numerous tomes have been written on the Indian freedom struggle, the popularity of Freedom at Midnight lies in its dojinique narrative flow which veers from the thrilling to the enlightening, sometimes poignant and ever-compelling style. At the center of this drama are Nehru, Jinnah, Mountbatten st, of course, Gandhi, the gentle prophet of revolution, who stirred the masses of the most populous area on earth without raising his voice.

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Instead, they are depicted as contending with historical inevitabilities far more powerful than themselves. By developing the characters whom most of us already know – Gandhi, Nehru, Mountbatten, Jinnah, Churchill – we find ourselves in the venues of the account as quiet observers as the die is cast to deliver India to its destiny.


The 30 hours of interviews and thousands of pages of private diaries and notes midnoght authors sifted through give this history a special inside look as seen by the man who, more than anyone, shaped the final outcome. And it ends with the assassination of Gand This is the first book I always recommend to anyone wanting to understand India better. freedm

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Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Inwhile working from his home in the south of France on a book on the Middle East, Collins died of a sudden cerebral haemorrhage.

The single book can teach you a lot lapierrd Indian freedom struggle. Written init does bemoan the end of the Empire and all of the benefits England bought lapierfe the sub-continent but does pay homage to Gandhi. Return to Book Page. If one is looking for a gripping narrative, however, this book is certainly it.

This is a wonderfully researched and written work. Oct 27, Sanjay Huilgol rated it really liked it.

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He also makes references to the ‘Aryan Invasion Theory’ which has been proven incorrect more than once. Journal of Imdnight Asian Studies. How incredibly he unites India at the brink of civil war and total collapse where no one else could achieve it. A must read book for all generations. Very rarely comes a defining moment that changes history to the extent of being un-recognizable and very rarely comes a book that changes your life, perceptions and everything that you presumed to be true once and for all.

The authors depict Jinnah as absolutist in his ego-maniacal need to be the father of a new nation, rather than acknowledge the validity of his concerns: However the author does make several incorrect claims. Don’t have a Kindle? The book tells the true story on the basis of facts about how we got our freedom.

Nothing is as it would seem to an outsider in India. This is a great one-volume history of lapiegre final months of the Raj and the independence of India and Pakistan. What other items do customers buy after viewing this item? This book is a fascinating and deeply moving account of one of the seminal events in world history, the emergence of India and Pakistan as sovereign nations.


Whether there are more accurate accounts of these matters, I am not in a position to say. Anyone interested in British Colonialism or India.

The detail of the reporting in “Freedom at Midnight” is astonishing. lapiwrre

I learned so much about Gandhi and the history of India. Painstaking research usually results in unreadable material.

Since the authors are neither from Mifnight, Pakistan or Britain their view point has been factual and neutral all along on the basis of their 3 years of research in India and Pakistan.

Aug 27, Lauren rated it it was amazing. The authors interviewed many who were there, including a focus on Lord Mountbatten of Burma. India and Pakistan were both hard at work rewriting their own histories and much archival data was impossible to find. Laierre am sure, after reading this book, you would look at our famous national leaders in a different light than before.

Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. Also, what e-mail address do I use to communicate with Amazon? View all 13 comments. Then, slowly, tenderly, as though to expiate with his gentle touch the pain he had caused him, he began to massage the callused feet of the sleeping man to whom he had devoted so much of his life.

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From each side of their speeding car, the broad fields of sugar cane, wheat, paddy, flat as midnighf man’s hand, ran down to a horizon so distant that it might seem the edge of the world. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Which is anything but true.