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A 2008 Top Seller in Asian History as compiled by YBP Library Services
"Mahatma Gandhi called the traumatic experience of Partition 'the vivisection of India'. In this book, Yasmin Khan shows how this operation was performed. She describes the suffering of the victims with great sensitivity, and traces the perceptions of contemporary observers, most of whom were at a loss when trying to imagine the contours of the new states. To a country that took its territorial unity for granted, the partition of India came as a rude shock; its impact reverberates through the pages of this illuminating book."--Dietmar Rothermund, Professor Emeritus of South Asian History, Heidelberg University, and author of The Routledge Companion to Decolonisation and (with H Kulke) A History of India
"This is a compassionate and devastating book. It charts the long, complex and often brutal processes that engulfed millions of unsuspecting people in chaos. Few among the South Asian and British political elite could have imagined what they were letting loose, while many of those swept up even tangentially had no clear idea of what it might mean. Its long aftermath still scars the subcontinent, as India and Pakistan see each other through the lens of carefully constructed nationalist history which feeds on the partially understood history of Partition. This is a book for all who wish to understand attitudes on the subcontinent today."--Judith M Brown, Balliol College Oxford, and author of Nehru
"Yasmin Khan makes a significant contribution to the ongoing study of the Partition of India in this lucid account. Her eye for detail strongly evokes the issues, personalities and events at this crucial moment in the subcontinent's modern history. Narrative and sharp analysis go hand in hand in a work which bears all the hallmarks of a first-rate scholar."--Ian Talbot, University of Southampton
"Yasmin Khan's The Great Partition vividly and memorably portrays the sheer turmoil of decolonisation. In turning the spotlight away from high-level politics to bitter personal experience, she exposes the bewilderment, brutality and mayhem that followed the hasty British decision to 'divide and quit.' This book will be a touchstone in the retelling of one of the twentieth century's greatest calamities."--David Arnold, University of Warwick and Fellow of the British Academy and of the Royal Asiatic Society
"This is an exceptional book. Yasmin Khan has written a vivid, authoritative and accessible account of one of the greatest human tragedies and dislocations of the modern era. Her particular achievement is in weaving the lived experience of Partition - the agony, the uncertainty, the conflicting identities and loyalties - into a broader account of the turmoil and confusion which so gravely soured India's and Pakistan's achievement of independence."--Andrew Whitehead, editor of History Workshop Journal and former BBC South Asia correspondent

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One of the first events of decolonization in the twentieth century, the Great Partition of 1947 was also one of the most bloody. In this sweeping reappraisal of India’s liberation from British rule and the emergence of Pakistan, Yasmin Khan uncovers the recklessness of the Partition plan, its catastrophic human toll, and the unshakable animosity left in its wake.


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  • Item Weight : 12.3 ounces
  • Paperback : 288 pages
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0300230321
  • ISBN-10 : 030023032X
  • Dimensions : 7.8 x 5.1 x 1 inches
  • Publisher : Yale University Press; New edition (August 29, 2017)
  • Language: : English
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    4.3 out of 5 stars 139 ratings

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Peter Hargreaves
5.0 out of 5 stars Narrative history, from which important lessons should have been learnt.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 20, 2017
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Dr. Philip Woods
5.0 out of 5 stars Important lessons to be learnt from this book
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 5, 2018
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Jasvinder Badh
5.0 out of 5 stars The human element of partition
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 27, 2014
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Margaret
5.0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive , political account of Partition
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 5, 2019
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Mir J.
4.0 out of 5 stars A reasonable account and analysis but misses a large point
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 3, 2019
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