In a struggling post-war world, a newly independent India hosted the Asian Relations Conference for international cooperation. In an excerpt from ‘Sapru House: A Story of Institution Building In World Affairs’, see why the meet was significant and what it took to pull it off.
As the Mahatma gazed into his assassin’s eyes and took three bullets to his chest, he uttered “He Ram, Oh Rama” and collapsed. Read about Gandhi’s final moments and the shock and grief his killing triggered, in an excerpt from 'Indian Summer' by Alex von Tunzelmann.
V P Menon played a pivotal role in shaping the Indian Union along with Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. In this excerpt from 'V P Menon: The Unsung Architect of Modern India', historian Narayani Basu focuses on the great affinity these two nation builders had for each other.
The Indus River system is intimately tied to the subcontinent’s destiny, from ancient civilisations, to invaders, to modern-day geopolitics. Strategic affairs analyst Uttam Kumar Sinha puts into perspective the Indus Water Treaty, which is up for debate once again.
This Indian royal gave up his territories to join the freedom movement and was not afraid to stand up for what he believed in. In 'Prince of Gujarat', Rajmohan Gandhi tells the remarkable tale of Darbar Gopaldas Desai, a forgotten prince who is still relevant to our times. #MakingofModernIndia
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