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Lord Mountbatten

The Mahatma and Kashmir

MJ Akbar

On the eve of the first anniversary of the abrogation of Article 370, let us remember Gandhi’s Churchillian moment in the face of Pakistani aggression

The Subcontinent at Ease

A history of a brief window of cooperation casts an interesting light on India’s relations with Pakistan

Stripping Mountbatten’s Halo

Enough thorns in The Crown to nail India’s last Viceroy

One India, One Man

Rediscovering Patel as unifier and assimilator

Open Diary

London books shops, Abir Mukherjee’s crime fiction and a sense of history

Gurinder Chadha: ‘The future will be bilingual and bicultural’

Gurinder Chadha brings a British Punjabi perspective to history

Was Partition Inevitable?

It was about human frailty: stubbornness, inexperience and ambition

Viceroy’s House: Ghost House of History

What’s Wrong with Gurinder Chadha’s Middlebrow Partition Thriller?

An Enduring Enigma

This is a necessary book about a neglected man, and it’s all the more creditable that a foreigner should have taken the trouble to write it

All About My Mother

Krishna Bose witnessed the ecstasy as well as the agony of freedom. Her memoirs, now translated into English by her son Sumantra Bose, chronicle history's passion play

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