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Keeping the Jewel in the Crown

The British Betrayal of India

by Walter Reid

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ISBN: 9780857909008
Published: 19 May 2016
Format: E-Book
Publisher: Birlinn Ltd
Imprint: Birlinn
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History
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About the Book

When India became independent in 1947, the general view, which has prevailed until now, is that Britain had been steadily working for an amicable transfer of power for decades. In this book Walter Reid argues that nothing could be further from the truth. With reference to a vast amount of documentary material, from private letters to public records and state papers, he shows how Britain held back political progress in India for as long as possible - a policy which led to unimaginable chaos and suffering when independence was granted, and which created a legacy of hatred and distrust that continues to this day.


The Author

Walter Reid

Walter Reid is the author of a number of acclaimed works on military and political history, with a focus on British imperial policy. He was educated at the universities of Oxford and Edinburgh. In tandem with his career as an historian, he and his wife farm in Argyll and grow olives in France.

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