What are the best books about the Indian 1947 Partition?

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    #1The Long Partition and the Making of Modern South Asia

    The Long Partition and the Making of Modern South Asia

    The Long Partition and the Making of Modern South Asia: Refugees, Boundaries, Histories is a history book written by Vazira Fazila-Yacoobali Zamindar. It was published in 2010. It is about the war that divided the Indian subcontinent.

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    Charles Scott
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "The Long Partition and the Making of Modern South Asia is a well thought out book. Its gives great detail and insight but is also a joy to read."
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    #2The Partitions of Memory

    The Partitions of Memory

    The Partitions of Memory: The Afterlife of the Division of India is a book of essays compiled by Suvir Kaul. It was published in 2001. It contains eight essays that center around the lives of people in the Indian subcontinent after its partition in 1947.

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    Kathleen Ruiz
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "The Partitions of Memory depict essays surrounding the lives of India's People after the partition in 1947. So therefore; I'd conclude that it would most definitely make a best books about the Indian 1947 Partition. "
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    #3The Good Muslim

    The Good Muslim

    The Good Muslim is a heartwarming and poetic novel written by award-winning author Tahmima Aman. It was originally published in 2011. It is about a family in Bangladesh trying to sort out loyalties in religion and nationality during India's 1947 Partition.

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    #4Clear Light of Day

    Clear Light of Day
    Clear Light of Day is a classic domestic drama novel written by renowned author Anita Desai. It was originally published in 2000 and was a Booker Prize finalist. It is set in Old Delhi and is about siblings with fragile relationships.
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    Jean Brown
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "Clear Light of Day was an okay book. I would not call this one of the best books regarding the 1947 Indian Partition. I felt a lot of the content was weak and loosely organized. "
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    #5Ice Candy Man

    Ice Candy Man

    Ice Candy Man is a powerful drama novel written by Bapsi Sidhwa. It was originally published in October 1988. It is about a young girl, her nanny, and their experience during the war that led India to the 1947 Partition.

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    Evelyn Butler
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "This is a great read! It is very interesting and has a lot of history behind it. It is about the war that led to the Indian Partition in 1947."
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    #6The Great Partition

    The Great Partition

    The Great Partition: The Making of India and Pakistan is a history book written by historian Yasmin Khan. It was published in 2007 and was updated in 2017. It is about the events that stood out during and after India's civil war.

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    Anna Foster
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "The Great Partition is a book telling about the significant events during and after India's civil war. Khan clearly describes the events that transpired. It was a dark read."
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    #7My Life and Times

    My Life and Times

    My Life and Times: A Family Man’s Journey, From Rawalpindi To New York, And Many Places In Between is a memoir written by Gurbachan Singh Bhasin. It was released in 2016 and details his adventures in life, from India to Belgium and to the U.S.

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    Debra Bell
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "This is a great read, telling us about the time of the Indian 1947 Partition. The author's rendition of his adventures and travel are well written and keep you coming back for more."
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    #8Fireflies in the Mist

    Fireflies in the Mist

    Fireflies in the Mist is a classic Indian drama novel written by renowned author Qurratulain Hyder. It was originally released in 2010 and was praised by Salman Rushdie in The New Yorker. It is about the birth of a new nation.

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    Howard Mitchell
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "I was curious to see what the Indian Partition of 1947 was, and If you are looking to learn about the Partition of India in 1947, this book provides great insight. The book is about the diverse population of India and Pakistan. The book will provide insight into the lives on people who lived through the Partition."
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    #9Midnight's Children

    Midnight's Children
    Midnight's Children is a Booker Prize-winning book by Salman Rushdie. It tells the story of Saleem Sinai and a thousand other children who were born on the stroke of midnight on the day of India's independence. 
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    Melissa Payne
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "I related this book to my own life experiences. Between childhood vulnerability and both tragic and triumphant moments, it is a testament to survival, humanity, and a great author with first-hand cultural experience."
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    #10Freedom at Midnight

    Freedom at Midnight
    Freedom at Midnight is a history book by journalists Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre. It chronicles events in Indian history in their struggle to gain freedom from colonial oppressors.
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    Eric Munoz
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "I am interested in Indian history and always on the look-out for new books about it. The Indian 1947 Partition was something I wanted to learn more about so the hunt began for a good book. Freedom at Midnight by journalists Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre was just what I was looking for. This books covers everything in depth and is just the right length. "

Summary

Best What are the best books about the Indian 1947 Partition
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1The Long Partition and the Making of Modern South AsiaBooks 28 Paid
2The Partitions of MemoryBooks 25 Paid
3The Good MuslimBooks 25 Paid
4Clear Light of DayBooks 23 Paid
5Ice Candy ManBooks 22 Paid
6The Great PartitionBooks 19 Paid
7My Life and TimesBooks 17 Paid
8Fireflies in the MistBooks 17 Paid
9Midnight's ChildrenBooks 11 Paid
10Freedom at MidnightBooks 6 Paid
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