From the introduction:
This game raises questions that echo contemporary debates throughout the world: How can democratic governments be installed among peoples who have for generations lived under non-democratic governments? How can different religious and social groups cohere as a single nation? How can the rights of vulnerable minorities be protected from the potential tyranny of a democratically-elected majority? This game provides perhaps the finest evocation of such issues in the modern world, in large part because the leaders of India in 1945 were themselves outstanding: Mohandas Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, Bhim Rao Ambedkar, and others at the time wrote voluminously and well.
The excellence of the leaders, however, makes the dismal outcome all the more perplexing.