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Scuttling from India

Walter Reid 

KEEPING THE JEWEL IN THE CROWN The British Betrayal of India Author: Walter Reid Publisher: Penguin Random House India Pages: 288 Price: Rs 599 The general view is that the British worked towards an orderly transfer of power from India for decades before 1947. Nothing could be further from the truth, argues historian Walter Reid. In this excerpt from his book Keeping The Jewel in the Crown: The British Betrayal of India he shows how the British establishment improvised policy and focused on salvaging imperial prestige - and a defence presence - amidst the carnage and chaos of ...

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First Published: Sat, October 08 2016. 00:28 IST
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