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Nehru’s Voice

The Selected Works of Jawaharlal Nehru have been published in 100 volumes. The first 15 volumes together make up the First Series, and the following 85 are the Second Series. These roughly cover the pre- and post-1946 periods and are thus divided by the formation of the interim government in India during the transfer ofContinue reading “Nehru’s Voice”

Last Weapons: Hunger Strikes and Fasts in the British Empire, 1890–1948

Aidan Forth reviews Last Weapons: Hunger Strikes and Fasts in the British Empire, 1890–1948, by Kevin Grant, a ‘thoroughly researched, and conceptually sophisticated study’ of how British transimperial networks helped the international spread of hunger strikes as a form of protest.

India and the Cold War

Marc A. Reyes enjoys this work on India’s pivotal role in the Cold War, appreciating its challenge to established arguments and its broad view of an understudied area. 

Gandhi 1914-1948

Dr Michael Young reviews Ramachandra Guha’s expansive biography, covering Gandhi’s later life in India.