Interesting this. Andrew Roberts wrote critically of Mountbatten in relation to India in his book “Eminent Churchillians”.
I bought this book by mistake.
I thought it was a collection of essays about Salmon Rushdie’s terrific novel Midnight’s Children, one of my all-time favorites. Midnight’s Furies then sat on my TBR shelf for nearly five years. Five years is the maximum I allow. After that, it’s time to admit I’m just never going to read it and pass it along to a nearby free library.
Since I’m spending the month of December trying to read as many of these under-the-deadline books as I can, I finally read this one.
Turns out, Midnight’s Furies is a history of India’s Partition, the period just after independence when the country was divided into two nations which eventually became three: Pakistan, India and Bangladesh.
There’s a good chance, if you’re and American reader like me, that you know very little about what actually happened. You probably know that it was a…
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