[Reading] ➽ Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel By Balraj Krishna – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk As prime minister of Britain Churchill had ordered the preparation of an imperial strategy with the intention of balkanising India and tightening Britain’s post war hold over her The strategy envisa As prime minister of Britain Churchill had ordered the preparation of an imperial strategy with the intention of balkanising India and tightening Britain’s post war hold over her The strategy Sardar Vallabhbhai PDF or envisaged two Pakistans one in the west and the other in the east both large in size at India’s expense the west to include the non Muslim east Punjab; the east the whole of Bengal despite Hindus comprising almost half the population and the predominantly Hindu Assam Within her borders India was to be balkanised with the creation of independent confederations of princely states Attlee’s policy statement of February was to implement the same and Mountbatten was given the mandate to transfer power and uit India by June a date that was advanced to August However Churchill’s imperial strategy was foiled by Patel He stood in the way of transfer of power unless Punjab and Bengal were divided Fearing the loss of Congress cooperation Mountbatten was forced to reach an agreement with Patel Patel’s most significant gain was the concession that Britain would not interfere in the settlement with the princes This enabled Patel to integrate over princely states in a period of about months and helped him to create a united India This book examines the extraordinary contribution of Sardar Patel from his unflinching support to Gandhi’s satyagrahas and the Indian freedom struggle to his farsighted and courageous approach in building a strong integrated IndiaAbout Author Balraj Krishna began his career as a journalist with the Civil Military Gazette Lahore in Post Partition in New Delhi he was with the Publicity Division of the External Affairs Ministry and the British Information Services He was a special correspondent with the Hindustan Times in Kashmir His articles book reviews and photo features appeared in the Illustrated Weekly of India the Times of India the Economic Times the Hindu and Frontline besides Eastern World London He is the author of Indian Freedom Struggle and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel India's Iron Man.
- 340 pages
- Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
- Balraj Krishna
- 01 February 2016 Balraj Krishna