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Author Bayly, C. A. (Christopher Alan)

Title Forgotten wars : the end of Britain's Asian Empire / Christopher Bayly and Tim Harper
Published London : Allen Lane, 2007

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Description xxx, 673 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents Prologue : an unending war -- 1 1945 : interregnum -- 2 1945 : the pains of victory -- 3 1945 : a second colonial conquest -- 4 1945 : the first wars of peace -- 5 1946 : freedom without borders -- 6 1946 : one empire unravels, another is born -- 7 1947 : at freedom's gate -- 8 1947 : Malaya on the brink -- 9 1948 : a bloody dawn -- 10 1948 : the Malayan revolution -- 11 1949 : the centre barely holds -- Epilogue : the end of Britain's Asian empire
Summary "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 ultimately 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. Forgotten Wars marks a huge advance in how we understand the final years of Britain's centuries of rule in Asia."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Sequel to: Forgotten armies
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 555-651) and index
Subject Decolonization -- Asia -- History -- 20th century.
Insurgency -- Asia -- History -- 20th century.
United Kingdom -- Colonies -- Asia -- History -- 20th century.
Asia -- Politics and government -- 1945-
Author Harper, T. N. (Timothy Norman), 1965-
ISBN 9780713997828 hardback
0713997826 hardback