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Churchill and India: Manipulation or betrayal?

Kishan Rana’s book: “Churchill and India: Manipulation or Betrayal” (Routledge, 2022) is an important contribution to an emerging global history different from just Euro-centric narratives. Superbly researched, Kishan connected the dots to find that Churchill’s record on India reflected part of his own limited experience with Indians, formed through his leadership of Indian Muslim troops as part of his early career, and his grand, but often self-serving, view of world affairs from imperial London.

October 9, 2022
October 9, 2022

Churchill and India: Manipulation or betrayal?

Kishan Rana’s book: “Churchill and India: Manipulation or Betrayal” (Routledge, 2022) is an important contribution to an emerging global history different from just Euro-centric narratives. Superbly researched, Kishan connected the dots to find that Churchill’s record on India reflected part of his own limited experience with Indians, formed through his leadership of Indian Muslim troops as part of his early career, and his grand, but often self-serving, view of world affairs from imperial London.