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[Reading] ➿ Midnights Furies By Nisid Hajari – 11th-century.co 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 JaNobody 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 riots A cycle of street fighting — targeting Hindus then Muslims then Sikhs — spun 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.

midnights book furies mobile Midnights Furies PDFWas a secular lawyer not a firebrand But in August 1946 exactly a year before Independence Calcutta erupted in riots A cycle of street fighting — targeting Hindus then Muslims then Sikhs — spun 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.

10 thoughts on “Midnights Furies

  1. Tariq Mahmood Tariq Mahmood says:

    ePUB 11th century.co Ì Midnights Furies ePUB ☆ midnights book, furies mobile, Midnights Furies PDFWhat is the main reason for the continuing animosity between India and Pakistan? Why can't they just get along? Nisid presents the main reasons for the distrust between the two governments which sadly is still pretty much the same after 70 odd years since their creation Both founding fathers Nehru and Jinnah almost completely distrusted each other and did their utmost to destabilize their nemesis India using their superior army while Pakistani resorted to proxy a tribalmujahedin model to counter India's army Unfortunately the same formula is employed even today why because it still works and I would argue that it ha


  2. Murtaza Murtaza says:

    ePUB 11th century.co Ì Midnights Furies ePUB ☆ midnights book, furies mobile, Midnights Furies PDFI had mixed feelings about this work My biggest complaint is that it seemed based to large degree on secondary sources so than I'd hoped and the preface seemed to suggest and as such it didn't seem to cover as much new ground as one would hope for an already thoroughly documented historical event On the other hand the narrative itself is really gripping and well written The book is an absolute page turner and I suppose that in itself makes it worth writing another book on PartitionContent wise Jinnah unsurprisingly comes across poorly Nehru fares much better although by no means comes across unscathed One thing that the author does very well is tracing the roots of Pakistan's current paranoia about India back to the initial attempts by India to devour the Pakistani state The early roots of Pakistani support for non state militias is also traced with their predecesso


  3. Louise Louise says:

    ePUB 11th century.co Ì Midnights Furies ePUB ☆ midnights book, furies mobile, Midnights Furies PDFThe book begins with up close and personal stories on the 3 leaders Jawaharlal Nehru Mohandas Ghandi and Mohammad Ali Jinnah This warm and engaging part is followed by the politics and violence of the independence movement followed by the politics and violence of achieving independence The book Indian Summer tells this story with emphasis on the British role this book focuses on the role of the IndiansIt seems that than half this book tells of the mobs people hacked to piecesdeath arson suicide or forced conversions in lieu of rape rape villages wiped out trains arriving in Pakistan ful


  4. Christopher Christopher says:

    ePUB 11th century.co Ì Midnights Furies ePUB ☆ midnights book, furies mobile, Midnights Furies PDFJune 2020Having just read through this book again I find myself agreeing with what I said almost five years ago This book is perhaps the definitive book on India’s partition the murderous devastation it left in its wake and how those wounds continue to fester Yet so much


  5. Vinay Vinay says:

    ePUB 11th century.co Ì Midnights Furies ePUB ☆ midnights book, furies mobile, Midnights Furies PDFLoved the book Five stars primarily because it's so hard to find even handed historical summaries of events in modern India I'd naturally read about the Partition before most recently with Indian Summer another fantastic book but this book brought out many nuances I'd glossed over in the past Three things I found interesting1 It reinforced my belief that Partition could have gone down a very different path if it was anyone but Nehru Jinnah and Mountbatten negotiating Each man's biases insecurities and ambitions are critical aspects to why the subcontinent looks the way it does today2 Kashmir is particularly complex This might just be me but I've always found it hard to find facts around what the issue is My gripe with Indian literature is that we don't have too many respected historians writing about recent events leading to everyone getting their version of Reality I like how Hajari goes through the entire story and calls out specific points where the Indian and Pakistani versions


  6. A Man Called Ove A Man Called Ove says:

    ePUB 11th century.co Ì Midnights Furies ePUB ☆ midnights book, furies mobile, Midnights Furies PDFThe title is misleading The Deadly legacy of India's Partition it should be history instead of legacy From the description on goodreads From jihadi terrorism to nuclear proliferation the searing tale told in Midnight’s Furies explains all too many of the headlines we read today No it does not It is not an analysis it is not a book that explores causes of events it is a chronicle a narrative historyHaving said th


  7. Virat hooda Virat hooda says:

    ePUB 11th century.co Ì Midnights Furies ePUB ☆ midnights book, furies mobile, Midnights Furies PDFTrue Wonderer355 Stars Death Destruction DisasterIf India wants her bloodbath she shall have it Mahatma Gandhi to Archibald Wavell 27th Aug 1946It is ironical that the one time the messiah of peace non violence uttered words of carnage they turned out to be prophetic beyond belief 'Partition' the word has become a synonym for 'meaningless disaster' to Indians and probably for the Pakistani people as well I have read and seen books documentaries featurettes about the 'Why' 'How' 'When' 'Who' of that time trying to make sense to find justification for the enormous loss that both nations suffered and found none No apt ideology no holy war no past no explanation to it all save one 'Ambition Arrogance' That's what doomed us“History is written by the Victors” and so finding an impartial account of it is nigh impossible The pages if written with intent can be colored any which way So reading this book was a sober


  8. Ari Ari says:

    ePUB 11th century.co Ì Midnights Furies ePUB ☆ midnights book, furies mobile, Midnights Furies PDFI learned in high school that British India was partitioned in 1947 between India and Pakistan and that this process went badly I didn't know than that Thanks to this book now I feel like I have much better understanding what happened and why I also feel like I have a much better sense why Pakistan is screwed up in the ways that it isAt least in this account it's a Frankenstein or Sorcerer's Apprentice story Jinnah and Nehru were basically decent people who started a process they immediately lost control of Overheated rhetoric led to violence which lead to ill feeling hysterical exaggerated press coverage reprisals and atrocity It's startling and a than a little scary how fast things got totally out of control and the extreme levels of brutality that became normalizedNehru comes off well in this account He was appalled by the violence was trying sincerely to stop it and exhibited great personal bravery i


  9. Nancy Nancy says:

    ePUB 11th century.co Ì Midnights Furies ePUB ☆ midnights book, furies mobile, Midnights Furies PDFA History of the Violence at the Separation of India and PakistanAfter WWII the British felt pressured to give India independence However the Muslim forces in the north of India led by Jinnah a lawyer wanted to control their own destiny Jinnah would settle for nothing less than an independent country and Pakistan was born However creating two separate countries was not simple Muslims Hindus and Sikhs lived on both sides of the proposed border Each group feared the other would try to take away their freedoms and thus began the ethnic cleansing Muslim toughs rampaged through the countryside killing hundreds of Hindus and Sikhs Hindus and Sikhs retaliated by killing Muslims Wholesale massacres occurred and the British were unable to stem the tide Even Gandhi who believe that the Indians as a whole were a peaceful people was unable to keep the vio


  10. Sambasivan Sambasivan says:

    ePUB 11th century.co Ì Midnights Furies ePUB ☆ midnights book, furies mobile, Midnights Furies PDFThis is by far the best and the most comprehensive account of one of the darkest periods of Indian history The gruesomeness of the event and the helplessness o


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