'Nehru had multiple chances to make compromises, that would have preserved a united India, and he chose not to...' 'There was a particular mutual dislike between Nehru and Jinnah. Probably their personalities were so different... They were very similar in some ways. They were complete opposites in many other ways,' Nisid Hajari, who wrote Midnight's Furies: The Deadly Legacy of India's Partition, tells Vaihayasi Pande Daniel/Rediff.com IMAGE: The conference in New Delhi where Lord Louis ... Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
'Many sepoys fought with distinction, winning some of the first Victoria Crosses to be awarded to Indians; and indeed, as in any army fighting under such inhumane conditions -- standing in the freezing sludge, with shrapnel tearing through bodies and being subjected to gas attacks -- some buckled under pressure,' Santanu Das tells Vaihayasi Pande Daniel/Rediff.com Image: A nurse adjusts the blanket of a wounded Indian soldier, as the stretcher on which he is lying is lifted and placed into a ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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