Wednesday, June 07, 2017

on the end-games of the British Raj in India

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From: Jay Bhattacharjee

Friends :                                    7 June 2017

My essay on the end-games of the British Raj in our country has just been published. 

It is a fascinating book, scrupulously honest and dispassionate at the same time. The  British author, Walter Reid, is not a professional historian and this probably accounts for his ability to take a broad overview and not get caught in documentation and petty details. I thoroughly enjoyed going through the book and doing some background research while writing the review.  

I am delighted that Reid and I agree on the short-list of villains in this tragic chapter of history - Churchill, Gandhi, Nehru, Jinnah, the Tories / the British elite, some segments in the Congress, and the Muslim landed gentry toadies of the Raj in India.

Jay Bhattacharjee

P.S. The usual mea culpa if you receive this message more than once

Jay Bhattacharjee MA(Cantab), FCS
Advisor (Corporate Laws & Finance)

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