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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

SKU: 040760
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    Wolpert, Stanley
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    Oxford University Press

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