By Pamela Mountbatten, India Hicks
In March 1947 Lord Louis Mountbatten turned the final Viceroy of India, with the mandate at hand over 'the jewel within the crown' of the British Empire inside of twelve months. Mountbatten labored with Nehru, Gandhi and the chief of the Muslim League, Jinnah, to plot a plan for partitioning the empire into self sufficient sovereign states, India and Pakistan, on August 15, 1947 and he remained as period in-between Governor-General of India until eventually June 1948.
During this time Lord Mountbattens daughter and Indias mom, Pamela, was once along with her mom and dad and stored a diary recounting this awesome story of historical past. The diaries contain their journeys to stick in Calcutta, Bombay, Madras, Orissa and Assam, and the unique palaces of Indian rulers. 'India Remembered' is a scrapbook of non-public kin pictures taken in this ancient interval (Edwina Mountbatten strolling arm in arm with Nehru via a courtyard, or Gandhi taking tea for the 1st time at Viceroys House).
Includes many anecdotes from Pamela Mountbattens diaries comparable to recollections of getting to go away 10 mins prior to dinner used to be really introduced because the stroll from the bed room to the eating corridor was once up to now (if operating fairly past due, using a bicycle throughout the corridors to make time). comprises images evoking the ambience of the Mountbattens favorite retreat, that of Viceregal hotel in Simla.