Book on India’s partition wins $5,000 prize

A book on India’s partition and its fatal consequences has won a prestigious USD 5,000 prize in the US. Nisid Hajari’s book ‘Midnight`s Furies: The Deadly Legacy of India’s Partition’ won the 2016 William E Colby Award. Midnight’s Furies, Hajari’s first book, covers the 1947 partition of India and the violence that surrounded that event. Named after the former CIA director, William E Colby, the prize is awarded annually by Norwich University to a first-time author in recognition of a work of fiction or non-fiction that has made a major contribution to the understanding of military history, intelligence operations, or international affairs.