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 mis-handling. An enduring view into what actually happened, and Nehru’s culpability, will leave you stunned.
#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 heart 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 saviour 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.”