Midnight’s Descendants

South Asia from Partition to the Present Day

Ranked #95 in Sri Lanka

An epic narrative history that compares and contrasts the fortunes of all the countries that make up South Asia.

If British India had not been partitioned in 1947, its population would today be the world’s largest. At c1.5 billion, Midnight’s Descendants (the offspring of those affected by ‘the midnight hour’ Partition) already outnumber Europeans and Chinese; and they are growing faster than either. They comprise all the peoples of what is now called ‘South Asia’ (the preferred term for the partitioned subcontinent of modern India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, plus Nepal and Sri...

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