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Published: 17 September 2009

256 Pages | 19 lines

6 1/8 X 9 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195393941

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Shameful Flight

The Last Years of the British Empire in India

Stanley Wolpert

Here is the dramatic story of a truly pivotal moment in the history of India, Pakistan, and Britain, an event that ignited fires of political unrest that still burn in South Asia. Ranging from the fall of Singapore in 1942 to the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi in 1948, Shameful Flight provides a vivid behind-the-scenes look at Britain's decision to divest itself from the crown jewel of its empire, revealing how the headlong rush to disengage from India sparked a catastrophe that uprooted over ten million people.