About “Nehru’s Himalayan Blunders”: What did Mountbatten actually think of Nehru and Patel? Why did Nehru do such a poor job of defending India’s interests in J & K? How was Nehru compromised?
Nehru’s Himalayan Blunders: The Accession of Jammu and Kashmir documents the major errors of Nehru, diplomatic and military, that led to India losing a portion of Jammu and Kashmir to Pakistan’s military occupation and to continued conflict between the two states even after the legal accession of Jammu and Kashmir. Justice S N Aggarwal’s painstaking research uncovers gems from the archives including Lord Mountbatten’s personal diaries and documents the series of events around Jammu and Kashmir’s accession, including the conflict between Jawaharlal Nehru and Sardar Patel.
Sardar Patel managed the accession of the remaining 500 states without a lingering dispute. Read about Nehru’s blunders in Jammu and Kashmir that led to a reference to the UN, and why Sardar Patel could not intervene to prevent the mishandling. An enduring view into what actually happened, and Nehru’s culpability, will leave you stunned.
About “Thank You India”: Thank You India is an ode to India and its wisdom. Stumbling into India on an accidental layover in 1980, Maria Wirth got drawn into a seeker’s journey, searching for truth and encountering the many remarkable men and women, gurus and teachers, who would act as guides for her decades in India. From Sai Baba to Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, from Anandamayi Ma to Amma, she records her close personal encounters and experiences.
The journey will take us to secluded and unknown yogis in the Himalayas to the famous celebrity gurus, to colorful festivals and ascetic caves. But her real journey is the inner voyage to Yoga or union, a union with the Self. As we travel with and through her, we get to reflect on love and death, rebirth and liberation, the necessity and the limitations of the guru, and through it our own. Finding both inspiration and disillusionment, she returns again to her own self and to the wisdom of India, a treasure for all of humanity.
About “#Modi Again”: Aabhas, a self-professed Marxist voted against BJP and Narendra Modi in 2014. This is the story of his journey of transformation from a Modi hater to a Modi supporter.
In his own words—”I had both hearts at twenty and now have brain while I kiss thirty. This is a true story of journey from being a ‘Marxist’ to an alleged ‘Modi Bhakt.’ I once saw Arvind Kejriwal as the savior of the realm and Modi as a mass-murderer.”
A study tour to Ajanta Caves began to shape a new Aabhas. He questioned the indoctrination into Communist ideology he got in college. “India leaped to become the third-fastest growing economy and its respect in the world reflects on the leadership of Modi. This is a New India, making alliances and friends, and willing to hit its enemies hard.”