Britain's precipitous and ill-planned disengagement from India in 1947 - condemned as a "shameful flight" by Winston Churchill - had a catastrophic effect on South Asia. This is a cautionary tale about nation-building gone tragically wrong. It describes how Britain's headlong rush to leave India and Mountbatten's impatience brought about results whose effects are still being felt today.
Shameful Flight: The Last Years of the British Empire in India
PublisherOxford University Press