When Two Streams Met: Lessons from India's Freedom Struggle (Paperback)
History is guilty of forgetting the sacrifices of many heroes, without whose contribution independence would never have been possible. Much has been written about our popular leaders, but do we know about the fifteen-year-old who kept shouting slogans while being brutally thrashed in a prison cell, a mother taking the bullet to save her son, or a young female revolutionary consuming poison to avoid capture. Little is known about Bhagat Singh’s daring escape with the help of a young mother, the brutal massacre of the Khudai Khidmatgars at the Qissa Khwani Bazaar, or the journalist murdered while saving people during communal riots…the list is endless. This book attempts to bring to you a few such stories of valour and the lessons we can learn from them.