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The Churchill question

From the 1920s onwards, Churchill was firm - even quixotic - in opposing any proposal resembling genuine self-rule for India

CHURCHILL AND INDIA
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CHURCHILL AND INDIA

Ravi Bhoothalingam
CHURCHILL AND INDIA: Manipulation or Betrayal?
Author: Kishan Rana  
Publisher: Routledge
Pages: 192
Price: Rs 1,295

Readers of this newspaper will be familiar with the name of Ambassador Kishan Rana, whose articles on diplomacy have featured on these pages over many years. In this book, he has moved away from his usual terrain and into the realm of biography, and that too of such a prominent historical figure as Winston Churchill. Why? Mr Rana describes how — during a visit to Churchill College, Cambridge — he found that “a missing element” in the voluminous Churchill Archives was “sustained, full examination of Churchill’s India connection.”

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First Published: Feb 22 2023 | 10:59 PM IST

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