xxii, 328 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 266-311) and index.
Prologue: a train to Pakistan -- Fury -- Jinnah and Jawaharlal -- Madhouse -- Pakistan murdabad! -- Indian summer -- Off the rails -- "Stop this madness" -- Ad hoc jihad -- Himalayan Quagmire -- The last battle.
Describes how a cycle of rioting and violence leading up to the partition of India and birth of Pakistan resulted in brutal and widespread ethnic cleansing on both sides of the border, creating a divide between India and Pakistan that persists decades later.