Five books about the Independence movement that you should read, or at least buy to let gather dust on that nice bookshelf ;)


Sounds preachy, this post, amirite? But, it’s a dry-day; there’s not too much to watch on television. So, pick up a book, or a short story. These five are my favourite and they’re in theme with today as well. Let’s get-a-reading, shall we?


From Plassey To Partition: A History Of Modern India,

by Sekhar Bandopadhyay


Available at Amazon. Price paperback Rs 329


A Flag, A Song, and A Pinch of Salt,

by Subhadra Sen Gupta


Available at Amazon. Price paperback Rs 180. Kindle at Rs 166.66


The Argumentative India

by Amarya Sen



Available on Amazon. Price Rs 350


A Corner Of A Foreign Field

by Ramachandra Guha


Available at Flipkart. Price paperback Rs 350.


The Shadow Lines

by Amitav Ghosh


Available on Amazon. Priced at Rs 530 for a paperback copy, and Rs 140 for a Kindle book.

Read on, peeps.

Avantika Mehta
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Avantika Mehta used to be a lawyer, resident Blue Frog party freak and proud wearer of harem pants curated from Kasol. Then she became a writer and it all went downhill. Famous Scottish journalists have been known to call her ‘a volatile woman.’

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