MUST READ BOOKS – FEB 2024
Fighting Retreat: Churchill and India
by Walter Reid
Winston Churchill was closely connected with India from 1896, when he landed in Bombay with his regiment, until 1947, when independence was finally achieved. No other British statesman had such a long association with the sub-continent–or interfered in its politics so consistently and harmfully.
Churchill strove to sabotage any moves towards independence, crippling the Government of India Act over five years of dogged opposition to its passage in the 1930s. As Prime Minister during the Second World War, Churchill frustrated the freedom struggle from behind the scenes, delaying independence by a decade. To this day he is ‘the’ imperialist villain for Indians, held personally responsible for the Bengal Famine.
This book reveals Churchill at his worst: cruel, obstructive and selfish. The same man was outstandingly liberal at the Colonial Office, risking his career with his generosity to the Boers and the Irish, and later speeding up independence in the Middle East. Why was he so strangely hostile towards India?
Hinduism and Science in Dialogue: 20 reasons why is Hinduism is very Scientific Religion
by Pankaj Kumar
Hinduism and Science in Dialogue is a book by Pankaj Kumar that provides 20 reasons why Hinduism is a scientific religion.The dialogue model proposes a mutualistic relationship between religion and science.
This model assumes that both fields share common ground, such as methods, concepts, and presuppositions. Swami Vivekananda, a Hindu worldview spokesman in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, optimistically declared that “science and religion will meet and shake hands”.
India on a Plate!: Indian Food from A to Z
by Archana Sreenivasan
Fry, simmer, sauté, and create.
I’ll try them all. I can’t wait!
You can’t fit India on a plate!
Kids love learning about food, they need to learn their ABC’s, and this mouth-watering alphabet book covers both in the most delicious way! From spicy achaar to sweet zafrani pulao, flip through food from every corner of India, for all kinds of occasions. Author/illustrator Archana Sreenivasan brings each dish to life with playful rhyming text and bright, engaging illustrations.