Churchill’s Secret War by Madhusree Mukerjee
Madhusree Mukerjee’s meticulously-researched and thought-provoking Churchill’s Secret War: The British Empire and The Ravaging of India during World War II, with a afterword that addresses the author’s response to her critics is the latest book that looks critically at British rule.

‘[A] significant and—to British readers—distressing book, the broad thrust of Mukerjee’s book is as sound as it is shocking’, said Max Hastings of Sunday Times, UK. Winston Churchill has been venerated as a resolute statesman and one of the great political minds of the last century. His deep-seated bias against Indians precipitated one of the world’s greatest man-made disasters—the Bengal Famine of 1943— resulting in the deaths of over four million Indians. Churchill’s Secret War places this overlooked tragedy into the larger context.