Forgotten Wars : The End of Britain's Asian Empire
This extraordinary book is a vivid, highly original account of the creation of a new Asia after the Second World War - an unstoppable wave of nationalism that swept the British Empire aside. It tells the definitive story of how India, Pakistan, Burma and Malaysia came into existence and how British interference in Vietnam and Indonesia fatally shaped those countries' futures.
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- Paperback | 720 pages
- 129 x 198 x 45mm | 538g
- 01 Mar 2008
- Penguin Books Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
- Illustrations, maps, ports.
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The story is told with a refreshing candour... [an] outstanding narrative account of the end of empire * , Richard Overy, author of THE DICTATORS *
About Christopher Bayly
Christopher Bayly and Tim Harper jointly wrote the highly praised Forgotten Armies: The Fall of British Asia, 1941-45 which is a prelude to this book.
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This is an extraordinary book, which gives as much to the reader as they bring to it themselves. As a Malaysian alone, I wish I was in a position to make this mandatory reading in our schools, as much as a perspective on Malaysia's past as well as primer for a geo-political history of the region and her influences. As someone who has read military and geo-political history for the last thirty years, I would place this in a Top Ten brief. As a parent and educator, this will continue to be in my conversations for a very long time.show moreby Reeza Mohd Rosli