Arthur Herman, "Gandhi & Churchill: The Epic Rivalry that Destroyed an Empire and Forged Our Age"
English | 2009-04-28 | ISBN: 0553383760 | 736 pages | EPUB | 1,3 MB
Popular historian Herman (How the Scots Invented the World, 2001) dramatizes the end of Britain’s rule of India through the lives of Mohandas Gandhi and Winston Churchill. The barrister met the politician once, in 1906, and each man’s subsequent relation to the issue of independence, up to its realization in 1947, guides Herman’s narrative. The tenor of the author’s presentation is that both Gandhi and Churchill’s visions of India’s future were illusory, and bear some blame for the convulsions of 1947 (partition, communal violence, and a Pakistani-Indian war).