India's Bismarck, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

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Indus Source, 2007 - India - 281 pages
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This book outlines Patel's crucial role in the integration of princely states into India, in saving the Kashmir valley from Pakistani raiders, and his perceptive and farsighted approach with respect to China, Tibet and Nepal. The book reproduces rare and unpublished correspondence from distinguished persons including Lord Mountbatten and K. P. S. Menon, among others. India's Bismarck explores the courageous and pivotal role of Sardar Patel in the creation of One India.
 

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Sardar was the right hand man of Gandhi, it was he who made the Salt march a success, without Patel's organization skill it was doomed

Contents

FREEDOM FIGHTER
10
PARTY BOSS
56
ADMINISTRATIVE UNIFIER
71
PARTITION
79
CREATOR OF ONE INDIA
90
DEMOLISHER OF PRINCELY ORDER
147
KASHMIR TIBET AND NEPAL
153
A CHURCHILLIAN PLAN
175
WAS KASHMIR SOLD TO GULAB SINGH?
194
PLEBISCITE IN KASHMIR
201
COULD INDIA HAVE SAVED TIBET?
215
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