Indian Summer: The Secret History of the End of an Empire

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Indian Summer: The Secret History of the End of an Empire
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First Edition
Author Alex von Tunzelmann
Cover artist Photograph by Philip Gendreau/Bettmann/Corbis
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Subject History
Genre Non-fiction
Publisher Henry Holt and Company, New York
Publication date
August 2007
Media type Print (Hardback)
Pages 401 pp
ISBN 978-0-8050-8073-5
OCLC 81945363
954.03/59 22
LC Class DS480.842 .V66 2007

Indian Summer: The Secret History of the End of an Empire (2007) is a history book written by Alex von Tunzelmann. The book covers the end of the British Empire and the Partition of India that resulted in thousands of deaths. "An extra ordinary saga of romance, history, religion, and political intrigue."[1] It was set to be adapted into a film by Joe Wright with Hugh Grant and Cate Blanchett rumoured to be playing the Mountbattens;[2] however, it was later reported that production on the film had been put on hold after budgetary concerns and opposition from the Indian government, reportedly concerned about an alleged affair between Jawaharlal Nehru and the wife of the last viceroy of the British Indian Empire, Lady Edwina Mountbatten.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ von Tunzelmann, Alex (2007). Indian Summer: The Secret History of the End of an Empire. New York: Henry Holt and Company. pp. front flap. ISBN 0-8050-8073-2. 
  2. ^ Caesar, Ed (2008-06-29). "Indian Summer: story of the Mountbattens". Arts & Entertainment: Books. London: TimesOnline.com. Retrieved 2008-09-02. 
  3. ^ Jaafar, Ali (October 20, 2009). "'Summer' fades at Universal; Cate Blanchett starrer 'Indian' put on back burner". Variety. Retrieved February 19, 2009.