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ART & CULTURE

 |  5-minute read
Pamela Hicks, Lord Mountbatten, Edwina Mountbatten, Jawaharlal Nehru

What Nehru and Edwina Mountbatten shared - and what he dreamt of India

What Indians miss most from that era is the old world charm of greater courtesy, gallantry, camaraderie and compassion.

ART & CULTURE

 |  8-minute read
Indian Independence, Partition, Lord Mountbatten, Gurinder Chadha

Partition 1947 shows Gurinder Chandha's flawed sense of historical depiction of events

The film portrays Mountbatten as a humanist, but his role in dividing India does not make him the person as has been shown.

ART & CULTURE

 |  Rough Cut  |  4-minute read
Indian Independence, Partition, Lord Mountbatten, Gurinder Chadha

How Gurinder Chadha's film shows all our heroes had feet of clay

Chadha's Independence is tinged by tragedy, as it was in reality, with 14 million displaced and one million dead.

POLITICS

 |  Grade Crossing  |  8-minute read
Lord Mountbatten, Jawaharlal Nehru, Independence Day

Why August 15 should not be Independence Day

The dark truth is that India was still a civilised slave under her colonial masters for the bulk of Nehru's rule.

POLITICS

 |   Long-form
Netaji, Revolutionaries, British Raj, Lord Mountbatten

Mahatma Gandhi's war on Indian revolutionaries

This article has been co-authored by Saswati Sarkar, Shanmukh and Dikgaj.

POLITICS

 |  3-minute read
Edwina Mountbatten, Lord Mountbatten, Jawaharlal Nehru

Were Nehru and Edwina too hot to handle for the Brits?

According to National Archive records, Lady Mountbatten, egged on by India's first PM, had given an earful to Oliver Lyttelton, the colonial secretary.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Sardar Patel, India-Pakistan, Lord Mountbatten, Partition

1947 Partition: How Sardar Patel foiled Nawab of Bhopal's plan

The princes were told that Instrument of Accession was a "take it or leave it" political offer from the Congress which would not be repeated.

POLITICS

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Pakistan, Lord Mountbatten, Kashmir

Kashmir can never be Pakistan's, ask Mountbatten

The question mark over Kashmir's accession to India can have no better defence than the one provided by the then governor general.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Lord Mountbatten, National Unity Day, Narendra Modi, Sardar Patel

National Unity Day: Why we need to celebrate Mountbatten along with Sardar Patel

Even as India commemorates Sardar Patel’s achievements in integrating the princely states, the crucial role that Lord Mountbatten played in the process must not be forgotten.