"Ifyou are looking for a history of India. or for an account of the rise and fall of the British Raj. or
for the reason of the cleaving of the subcontinent into two mutually antagonistic pans and the
effects this mutilation will have in the respective sections. and ultimately on Asia. you will not find
it in these pages; for though I have spent a lifetime in the country. I lived too near the seat of
events. and was too intimately associated with the actors. to get the [)61"\1)6CTI\'8 needed for the
impartial recording of these matters"
Here. the word ‘antagouisuc’ is cIOsest in meaning to
(Atiuipartial th ai'guineutatixe dC‘t separated tDt hostile