India's Bismarck, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
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 The book reproduces rare and unpublished correspondence from distinguished persons including Lord Mountbatten and K. P. S. Menon, among others.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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CREATOR OF ONE INDIA
DEMOLISHER OF PRINCELY ORDER
KASHMIR TIBET AND NEPAL
A CHURCHILLIAN PLAN
WAS KASHMIR SOLD TO GULAB SINGH?
PLEBISCITE IN KASHMIR
COULD INDIA HAVE SAVED TIBET?
Abdullah accede to India accept accession to Pakistan administrative Ahmedabad asked Assam Attlee’s Bardoli Bengal Bhopal Bombay Borsad Bose Britain-India-Pakistan British Cabinet Campbell-Johnson China Chinese Churchill Committee Communist Congress Constituent Assembly Dandi March decision declared Delhi Dominion fight forces freedom Gandhi Government of India governor Gulab Singh H. V. Hodson Hindu Hyderabad Ibid Iengar independent India and Pakistan Jamsaheb Jawaharlal Jinnah Jodhpur July Junagadh K. M. Munshi K. P. S. Menon Karachi Kashmir Kathiawar Khare Kheda Krishna Lahore land revenue leader letter Maharaja Mahatma meeting Mission With Mountbatten Monckton municipal Muslim Nawab negotiations Nepal Nizam organised Pakistan Pandit Nehru Paramountcy Parikh party peasants people’s plebiscite police political Pratt president Prime Minister princes provincial Punjab realised role Roy Bucher rulers Sardar Patel Sardar Patel’s Correspondence Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel satyagraha secretary speech Srinagar Tibet transfer of power Travancore troops V. P. Menon Viceroy’s village Wavell wrote to Patel