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'Magnificently enlightening and exciting.' -- National Observer, Washington

'The song of India...illuminated like scenes in a pageant.' -- Time Magazine, New York

'Thrilling...staggers the imagination.' --Daily Mail

About the Author

About The Authors: Larry Collins was a well-known journalist and an author from Hartford, Connecticut. He passed away on 20th June, 2005 due to an unexpected cerebral hemorrhage. Dominique Lapierre is a French author, who's been awarded the Padma Bhushan. Some of Lapierre's and Collins' works together include The Fifth Horseman and Is New York Burning?.

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  • Paperback: 774 pages
  • Publisher: S.Chand (G/L) & Company Ltd; Seventh edition (1 October 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 8125931864
  • ISBN-13: 978-8125931867
  • Product Dimensions: 3.8 x 13.3 x 21 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (83 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,396 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Commendable work by the authors. the book provides many inside facts about well known history of our country INDIA. this book helps to come out of commotion about historical events happened during the Independence period.

some times we feel it as a suspense thriller we go through certain historical events. it enhances respect towards the leaders who were at the helm during Independence.

Younger generation must read this book to enlighten themselves.
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1. As usual , Amazon's delivery was swift & fast .
2.Quality of pages isn't good & so did it's erring so I think this book doesn't deserve such a ill-quality version .
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14-15 Aug 1947 was the day when Raj ruled India attained freedom on the cost of vivisection of the country which caused a huge turmoil . The nation wasn't just divided into two but it's the heart of the people which once live together, work together, enjoy each other's festivals turn against one another. Seeds of hatred were sown in those days which actually cost more than a division of land . Punjab- A state once known for the fraternity among Hindus, Muslims & Sikhs had experienced the havoc that even frog leaped Nazi Germany's concentration camps. But how did it began ? Who , When & Where sown those seeds of hatred that divided a peaceful country ? And how that decision kept on affecting millions for years & probably will continue in future too.
Freedom At Midnight is a treasure of information which will enlighten about the tragedy that caused so much of bloodshed that even the British started comparing it with the situation of people in Nazi's concentration camp. A splendid book,it is , to understand the birth of India & Pakistan. It 'll reveal what most of us aren't aware of , lessons that were never taught to us in our schooling (not in India at least) . Albeit it's a work of non-fiction but the deep research by the authors has made it pacy & comparable to a pacy with the speed of a modern jet. A number of stories were also embedded in this tome of 774 pages related to the sufferings brought by partition to the common as well as special people.
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Thank you very much.

I'm a Japanese learning India.
I thought I learned a lot by the movie "Gandhi" about the independence of India.
This book gives me a lot more detailed and restless reality of the independence.
Disasters of the partition, Maharaja and Nizam, assassination of Gandhi, and a lot more.

I've leaned a lot
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Its difficult to find a book written as objectively as this one is, about India's freedom struggle and the role played by our great leaders in bringing forth the tryst with destiny! In my opinion this book is a classic and classics are beyond review-they invariably touch a chord deep down in the heart and leaves one gasping with choking admiration. A must read book for all those who wish to know about India's freedom struggle and events leading to the partition.
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An awesome book, based mainly on Mountbatten's version of events that led to India's independence and partition.

The narrative is excellent, and it is really difficult to put the book down once you get hooked. The book moves along two lines mostly, one following Gandhi's actions and the other following Mountbatten's(which is in detail, since the authors had personally interviewed Mountbatten extensively for the work).

The authors have their own interpretations in some cases, which makes it all the more interesting.
In short, an excellent read.
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Excellent book!!...The book has gone through every single detail.. and the authors presented it in a thrilling way..Recommended to every young Indian to have a read...Epic compilation of history!!
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I was fifteen years old when India became independent so the book brought back poignant memories of those days and also filled in the gaps in my knowledge. Thank you.
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I liked the book, it started very well, the author detailed everything, at places lot of exaggeration like the Britannica (Encyclopedia) was divided, I could not really understand what the author meant by this, also the last few chapters the pages were missing and few pages missing. Although I wrote the publisher to exchange the book but in vein we exchanged few mails but of no use, the publisher never exchanged so I could not read the whole book.
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