Freedom at Midnight () is a book by Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre. It describes events around Indian independence and partition in 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. Jul 19, by Ellen Mcamis. Freedom at Midnight paints a sweeping picture of the tumultuous year of India’s independence from Great Britain in

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It is also a disad It is rare for me to read a non fiction. Views Read Edit View history. Don’t have a Kindle?

Also, what e-mail address do I use to communicate with Amazon? Oct 11, S. A fine haze stood above the vast plain filtering through its screen the last roseate glow of the sinking lwpierre.

Freedom at Midnight by Dominique Lapierre and Larry Collins (1975)

It was enough to put Mountbatten of his tea, but poor little Mountbatten suffered through it all, why one year he met Jinnah twice! One incident quoted describes a canal in Lahore that ran with blood and floating bodies. However the author does make several incorrect claims.

Aug 14, Devakinandan rated it it was amazing. When it comes to writing about the Independence of India and the partitioning of the country that happened with it, it is hard to find a neutral source of information. Frankly, never has a single book amazed and intrigued me so much, while being so educative and informative. If it were only one mistake per page I might be able to keep reading, but when it is almost every domiique paragraph it becomes so distracting as to become an actual hindrance to the book itself.


The book essentially is an argument against partition. That book contains interviews with Mountbatten, and a lapietre of papers lpaierre were in his possession. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Let’s just say he exists.

The book ignores practically all Indian writings, and even famous British writers like Adam Smith or Florence Nightingale who were harping on about the British needlessly killing millions in famines every few years in British India. Freedom at midnight, captures India on two occasions. University of Cambridge Press.

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Freedom at Midnight by Larry Collins

Would you like to tell us about a lower price? And he got his homeland. At least for a non-expert I can’t imagine how it could disappoint as a book, however distressing and, alas also, timely its subject matter may be. But sadly, this lapiefre a book that tries to justify Britain’s occupancy of India, trying to put with an utmost subtlety that the Britishers had no bad intentions and they did nothing but help India grow and become a better nation.

After reading this book, you begin to be something other than a total dominiue.

Refresh and try again. Also covered in detail are the events leading to the assassination of Mahatma Gandhias well as the life and motives of British-educated Jawaharlal Nehru and Pakistani leader Muhammad Freevom Jinnah.


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.

It is full of what in appearance are “typos”, but I assume are errors that come up on converting to the Kindle format. However, the Kindle e-book has many typo errors. The plot of assassinating the Mahatma would make you restless. Which is anything but mldnight. He also wrote Maze: The pages long book covers one of the defining years in Indian History that starts from Lord Mountbatten being appointed as the Last Viceroy of India to carry out the difficult task of granting independence to India and ends with the funeral of Mahatma Gandhi.

This portion is the most gut-wrenching one and you are left to wonder in amazement at the sheer magnitude of craziness and horror of the whole episode.