History often ignores the story of the people who were witness to it. The Partition of India wasn't just a division of land, it was a devastating uprooting of people, amidst unimaginable violence from all sides. Oral historian and author of Remnants of a Separation, Aanchal Malhotra, talks about her work.
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.
He swore revenge for every man, woman and child slaughtered at Jallianwala. Author Anita Anand tells the remarkable story of Udham Singh, the revolutionary who assassinated Michael O’Dwyer, and his twenty-year quest for revenge which took him around the world...
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
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