The Last Years of the British Empire in India
Ranging from the fall of Singapore in 1942 to the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi in 1948, this book provides a vivid behind-the-scenes look at Britain’s decision to divest itself from the crown jewel of its empire. The author, a leading authority on Indian history, paints memorable portraits of all the key participants including Gandhi, Churchill, Attlee, Nehru, and Jinnah, with a special focus on the British viceroy, Lord Louis Mountbatten.
Stanley Wolpert is Professor of History Emeritus at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is the author of Gandhi’s Passion: The Life and Legacy of Mahatma Gandhi, Nehru: A Tryst with Destiny, Jinnah of Pakistan, Zulfi Bhutto of Pakistan: His Life and Times, and A New History of India.