Midnight's Furies

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Seventy years ago the British Raj was dissolved and the self-governing countries of India and Pakistan were born at midnight on 14-15 August 1947. But in the months surrounding Partition violence broke out between Hindus, Muslims and Sikhs, resulting in widespread ethnic cleansing that carved a gulf between the two countries with terrible consequences to this day. This book investigates how things went so very wrong, and left a toxic legacy of extremism, terror and nuclear proliferation.

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Midnight's Furies

Midnight's Furies

The Deadly Legacy of India's Partition

Hardback352pp Illustrated240x165mm

9781445647937     Product Code: 224394

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Seventy years ago the British Raj was dissolved and the self-governing countries of India and Pakistan were born at midnight on 14-15 August 1947. But in the months surrounding Partition violence broke out between Hindus, Muslims and Sikhs, resulting in widespread ethnic cleansing that carved a gulf between the two countries with terrible consequences to this day. This book investigates how things went so very wrong, and left a toxic legacy of extremism, terror and nuclear proliferation.

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