Best book – Liberty or Death: India’s Journey to Independence and Division

This is an excellent history written by a person who has a sure grasp of the vast facts and numerous personalities involved in India’s fight with the British for independence. You will find wonderful anecdotes on Gandhi, Nehru, Jinnah, Mountbatten, Edwina, Churchill, Wavell and Patel. French’s analysis is nuanced and balanced. He is not afraid to make judgments on the facts available. French also had access to 92 boxes of newly declassified intelligence documents when doing his research for this book. I would highly recommend this book.

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