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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 …

#RepublicDay: A tribute to the heroines of the Indian independence movement


Before we could become a republic, India had to overthrow its colonial oppressor in a battle that lasted nearly a century, fought equally by members of both sexes. Our history books have little or nothing to say about the courageous women who fought alongside their male counterparts. So, today, as you’re watching the parade and enjoying your holiday, take a minute to pay homage to …