Many people have written about the partition of India, its cause and consequences. A great deal more has yet to see the light of the day. This book highlights an untold version by one who was actively involved in the historical forces at play yet holding on steadfastly to the secular ideals.
Wali khan, the son of the legendary freedom fighter khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan, popularly known as Badshah Khan and Fakir-i-Afghan, has based his book entirely on classified documents of the British Government that were recently released to the Archives. The picture the emerges from these is highly sensitive and demolishes many old theories about the plan that was executed to divide India into two sovereign dominions and later republics. In doing so, Wali Khan has complimented the British hierarchy for recording those Actions which to them must have been inspired by patriotism, but which have raised doubts about their bona fides in this part of the world. The book throws new light on the Muslim League leadership and its British patrons in what was India then. It exposes many stalwarts as mere pawns in an Imperial Game of Divide & Rule. In this case Divide & Quit.
FACTS ARE FACTS: The Untold Story of India’s Partition