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Mihir to speak at one of the largest and most significant literary festivals in India

Mihir has just set off for India where he is to be one of the guest speakers at the Mathrubhumi International Festival of Letters a celebration of Indian, Malayalam and World Literature @mbifl2018 from 2-4 February in Thriuvananthapuram, Southern India. He will be interviewing the distinguished politician Dr Shashi Tharoor about his forthcoming book ‘Why I am a Hindu?’ and he will also be talking on ‘Good game, bad game’ On money, racism and doping in sports.

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Mihir to give 75th Anniversary lecture on Subhas Chandra Bose

Mihir is giving the Sisir Kumar Bose Lecture 2018 entitled Subhas Chandra Bose, World War II, and a thrilling saga of espionage on Sunday 21st January at the Netaji Research Bureau in Kolkata.  This marks the 75th anniversary of Subhas Chandra Bose’s dramatic escape from India on 16 January 1941. He will draw on material […]

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From Midnight to Glorious Morning? India since Independence

Mihir Bose, born just seven months before India won its freedom, spent much of his life watching as India anxiously awaited news of how much aid it was to receive from the West.  Now India is one of the largest exporters of food in the world, sends space probes to Mars and is a rapidly emerging global power.

How did a country that many doubted would survive at birth transform into a nation capable of rivalling China and challenging the West?  Bose recognises that there is much to celebrate in India’s short history of independence.  Yet, as this personal and trenchant book show, there is still a long way to go before the dawn of that hoped-for bright morning.

 

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