As Sardar Patel's deputy, VP Menon was unarguably the architect of the modern India. Yet startlingly little is known about this bureaucrat, patriot and visionary. We talk to his biographer, historian Narayani Basu, on #LHIBookClub
With the Indian independence, more than 300 royal families lost their power and wealth. But there is one family that still plays an important role in India's modern-day governance and politics. Author Rasheed Kidwai talks about the House of Scindias of Gwalior on #LHIBookClub
The US and NATO forces' disastrous two decades long war in Afghanistan ended with a humiliating exit, quite like the defeat the British faced in 1842. Catch Historian William Dalrymple, author of the most authoritative book on the First Anglo-Afghan War, Return of A King, on how and why history has repeated itself. Here is an excerpt. Subscribe to the LHI Circle for the full interview.
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