The Patient Assassin
‘Reads like something from a thriller…colourful, detailed and meticulously researched’ Sunday Times’Gripping from start to finish’ Peter Frankopan, author of The Silk Roads’Remarkable and brilliantly researched non-fiction thriller…focussing on one extraordinary story that had never been properly told before’ William Dalrymple, SpectatorAnita Anand tells the remarkable story of one Indian’s twenty-year quest for revenge, taking him around the world in search of those he held responsible for the Amritsar massacre of 1919, which cost the lives of hundreds. When Sir Michael O’Dwyer, the Lieutenant Governor of Punjab, ordered Brigadier General Reginald Dyer to Amritsar, he wanted him to bring the troublesome city to heel. Sir Michael had become increasingly alarmed at the effect Gandhi was having on his province, as well as recent demonstrations, strikes and shows of Hindu-Muslim unity.
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