Keeping the Jewel in the Crown: The British Betrayal of India

Keeping the Jewel in the Crown: The British Betrayal of India

Birlinn Limited | 2016 | English | ePUB | 320 Pages | ISBN-10: 0857909002 | 6.51 MB


In 1947, when India achieved independence, Britain portrayed the transfer of power as the outcome of decades, even centuries, of responsible planning - the honourable discharge of an historic responsibility. That view has never been seriously challenged in Britain. But this book shows that the official narrative is a travesty of what really happened.

Drawing on the documentary evidence - letters, diaries, state papers - Walter Reid reveals how Britain selfishly deceived and prevaricated in order to arrest political progress in India for as long as possible - a shameful passage in British imperial policy which led to tragedy and untold suffering when independence finally became inevitable.

ISBN: 9780857909008
Published: 19th May 2016
Edition Number: 1
Version: Retail

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