This is classic first-hand account one of the most cataclysmic events of the century, the Partition of India. The author, a member of the ICS posted at Bahawalpur, offers an analysis of the Partition, describing the manifestations of communal frenzy, the efforts made to stem the terror, and the breakdown of government.
About the Author
Penderel Moon was an ICS officer in the British government that ruled India. He was a witness to the events of the Partition. Tapan Raychaudhuri was formerly Professor of History at St Antony's College, Oxford. Mark Tully is a journalist and was formerly the BBC correspondent in India.