Bengal famine 1943: Churchill's role

Churchill's Secret War by Madhusree Mukerjee (2010)

Is a tome that I am anxious to get my hands on, concerning Churchill's role in the colonially produced atrocity that killed off an estimated three million Bengali people during the 2nd world war. There also the not so small matter of the role of Churchill, the power holder and the rascist mediating the political negotiations for post british India and Pakistan. In the post book analysis, and british counter attack, some interesting questions are raised over the actual benefit of Churchill's existence.

The Famine and other matters lead me to beleive that the British ego and people have been fed a valourised picture of Britain's actions and significance in World War 2.

Here are some resources:

Outlook India article

Independent (London) Review
Hindu (India) Review
Max Hasting's Review in Sunday Times
BBC India Coverage

Dharti ke lal, film by Khwaja Ahmed Abbas (1946)
Ashani Sanket, film by Satyajit Ray (1973)

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