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India Remembered: A Personal Account of the Mountbattens During the Transfer of Power Paperback – March 1, 2009
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It would probably be helpful to have some knowledge of the transfer of power in 1947 and the creation of Pakistan. However, I think a person could learn some about that historic occurance by reading this book. The issue of Pakistan is still a plague to many people. Lady Pamela mentions riots in the North West Frontier. This is where there are many difficulties today - 60 years on.
There are pictures in this book from family albums that have not been seen in other books. I would recommend this to anyone with a healthy curiosity about the world.
Lady Pamela was a teenager when the events she describes in this memoir took place, but she was an intelligent observer who dutifully kept a diary. The diary entries, interspersed with many letters and numerous pictures from her parents' photo albums, make up the bulk of this work. Lady Pamela must be among the very last still living witnesses of this period in Indian history, and thus India Remembered, however inconsequential some of the details may seem, is and will remain an important account. On a more personal level, Lady Pamela has also helped history to better remember her able and talented parents.
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From her unique vantage point, Pamela Mountbatten clarifies her role in the partition and independence of the jewel in her cousin's crown.Published 11 months ago by Kealani
My book stunk of extreme cigarette smoke!! I couldn't even put it in my house... I will return this book as I can't handle the awful smell!Published 16 months ago by Melaney Grenz
The book provided the background needed to explain much of what is happening today. A very enjoyable read with insight and courage.Published on October 2, 2013 by D. Shumate
Enjoyed very much! A very interesting personal observation of those times by an eye witness who was part of the process.Published on September 23, 2013 by Delos Tull