In an Empire's End, Seeds of Freedom and Conflict Indian Summer: The Secret History of the End of an Empire probes the behind- the-scenes politicking — and the secret love affair — that facilitated Britain's handover of power in India 60 years ago.

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In an Empire's End, Seeds of Freedom and Conflict

In an Empire's End, Seeds of Freedom and Conflict

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

Henry Holt & Co.

The sun set on the British Empire 60 years ago this summer, on Aug. 15, 1947, when India officially gained its independence.

A new work of narrative history called Indian Summer: The Secret History of the End of an Empire probes the behind-the-scenes political machinations — and the potentially scandalous secret love affair — that facilitated the handover.

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