Biographies & Memoirs

Indian Summer: The Secret History of the End of an Empire

Indian Summer: The Secret History of the End of an Empire

A re-creation of one of the key moments of twentieth-century history: the partition and independence of India, and the final days of the Raj.

Prologue: A Tryst With Destiny

PART I: EMPIRE

Chapter 1: In Their Gratitude Our Best Reward

Chapter 2: Mohan and Jawahar

Chapter 3: Civis Britannicus Sum

Chapter 4: Dreaming of the East

Chapter 5: Private Lives

Chapter 6: We Want No Caesars

Chapter 7: Power Without Responsibility

Chapter 8: A New Theatre

Chapter 9: Now or Never

PART II: THE END

Chapter 10: Operation Madhouse

Chapter 11: A Barrel of Gunpowder

Chapter 12: Lightning Speed Is Much Too Slow

Chapter 13: A Full Basket of Apples

Chapter 14: A Rainbow in the Sky

PART III: THE BEGINNING

Chapter 15: Paradise on Earth

Chapter 16: The Battle for Delhi

Chapter 17: Kashmir

Chapter 18: Maybe Not Today, Maybe Not Tomorrow

PART IV: AFTERWARDS

Chapter 19: A Kiss Goodbye

Chapter 20: Echoes

Notes