In The Transfer Of Power in India, V.P.Menon, the last Constitutional Adviser to the Governor-General of British India, presents an authoritative first-hand account of how the actual transfer of state power from the British to the Indian government took place in the years preceding Indian independence in 1947, specifically from the outbreak of World War || in September 1939 to the independence of India on 15 August 1947.
The book deals with the August offer of 1940, the Cripps negotiations, the Cabinet Mission, the formation of the Interim Govt. and the Union Constituent Assembly. Lord Mountbatten's efforts to find a solution acceptable to both the Congress and the Muslim League are described in detail. The book ends with the communal violence which followed the Partition.
This book will be indispensable for student of modern Indian history.