Midnight S Furies

Author: Nisid Hajari
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547669240
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Named one of the best books of 2015 by NPR, Amazon, Seattle Times, and Shelf Awareness A few bloody months in South Asia during the summer of 1947 explain the world that troubles us today. Nobody expected the liberation of India and birth of Pakistan to be so bloody — it was supposed to be an answer to the dreams of Muslims and Hindus who had been ruled by the British for centuries. Jawaharlal Nehru, Gandhi’s protégé and the political leader of India, believed Indians were an inherently nonviolent, peaceful people. Pakistan’s founder, Mohammad Ali Jinnah, was a secular lawyer, not a firebrand. But in August 1946, exactly a year before Independence, Calcutta erupted in street-gang fighting. A cycle of riots — targeting Hindus, then Muslims, then Sikhs — spiraled out of control. As the summer of 1947 approached, all three groups were heavily armed and on edge, and the British rushed to leave. Hell let loose. Trains carried Muslims west and Hindus east to their slaughter. Some of the most brutal and widespread ethnic cleansing in modern history erupted on both sides of the new border, searing a divide between India and Pakistan that remains a root cause of many evils. From jihadi terrorism to nuclear proliferation, the searing tale told in Midnight’s Furies explains all too many of the headlines we read today.

White On Green

Author: Richard Heller
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1471156435
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Following Peter Oborne's award-winning global success with Wounded Tiger: A History of Cricket in Pakistan comes a new volume, written with Richard Heller, to celebrate the extraordinary story of Pakistan cricket. In White on Green, we discover a rich tapestry of stories about cricket in all its forms that will fascinate all who want to understand more about that country. We hear from the players of Dera Ismail Khan, who appeared when their side lost by a world-record margin of an innings and 851 runs; and from the Khan sisters, who helped develop the women's game in Pakistan, despite the threats from those who believed their actions to be immoral. But we also hear from the greats of Pakistan cricket, past and present, who provide a revealing picture of the special challenges they have faced, both at home and abroad. Written with great warmth, affection and insight, White on Green is an evocative portrait of a country that is too often condemned and too little understood by outsiders. It shows how the spirit of cricket can help overcome the most difficult environments and bring people together.

The Bloodlust Of India In Partition

Author: Nisid Hajari
Editor: Penguin Random House India Private Limited
ISBN: 9386815621
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With talk of Partition emerged the most violent and horrific riots in the history of the subcontinent. From Calcutta to Bihar and Punjab, a crazy frenzy was taking over both Hindus and Muslims of a country that was still under British rule. A situation that was quickly getting out of hand saw the leaders of the hour neither condemning nor making any attempts to stop the violence. Were these the leaders that would eventually lead India and Pakistan towards Independence? Did they know they were leaving behind a bloody legacy that would come to haunt generations of Indians and Pakistanis? Read on to get an insight into the darkest time of India's history just as she was getting ready for a new identity in the world.

Usury Funds And Banking Monopoly Forestalling Traffick Gallican Liberties Graves Anatomy

Author: Jeremiah O'Callaghan
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Jinnah And Jawaharlal

Author: Nisid Hajari
Editor: Penguin Random House India Private Limited
ISBN: 9386815613
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Until the early 1900s, Hindus and Muslims of the subcontinent were united in their fight against the British, fighting for Independence. Eventually, with the formation of the Muslim League, and the leaderships of Jinnah and Nehru not quite in agreement with each other, it increasingly became evident that independence would come with the formation of two separate states: India and Pakistan. Could the partition – an event that led to countless horrors – be pegged to two people, influential leaders in their own right? Or were there other factors, like the inability to imagine a populace so hungry for a bloodbath? Read on to find out what led to Jinnah and Nehru becoming the faces of two nations that would emerge out of the struggle for Independence.

The Twilight Dream

Author: Nathaniel Chapman Freeman
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Nehru Vs Jinnah

Author: Nisid Hajari
Editor: Penguin Random House India Private Limited
ISBN: 938681563X
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One minute before midnight on 1 January 1949, Nehru's long battle with Jinnah ended. However, the rivalry they had bequeathed to their nations, and the world, had barely begun. Even as Gandhi went on a fast until communal violence ended, Nehru and Jinnah were fighting their own battles on behalf of their countries, facing problems they hadn't anticipated. Meanwhile, Kashmir was – and still remains – the roadblock to better relations between India and Pakistan. With Gandhi's subsequent demise being projected as the death of a martyr, things were far from improving. In this brilliantly detailed essay, Nisid Hajari explores the extent to which India's and Pakistan's early leadership defined the futures the two nations would eventually live through.