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Rebels Against the Raj: Western Fighters for India’s Freedom

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Ramachandra Guha’s book, “Rebels Against the Raj: Western Fighters for India’s Freedom,” has won the Elizabeth Longford Prize for Historical Biography 2023.

The theme of the book: The book tells the story of seven foreigners who joined India’s freedom struggle against British rule. The book explores the lives of these individuals, their relationships with Mahatma Gandhi, and their impact on India’s post-colonial world.

Usage: The book can be quoted in Essay (on the historical topic)/Modern India questions.

 

About the award: 

The Elizabeth Longford Prize for Historical Biography was established in 2003 in memory of Elizabeth Longford (1906-2002), the British author, biographer and historian. The £5,000 prize is awarded annually for a historical biography published in the preceding year.

It celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. The prize recognizes books that shed light on the lives of notable individuals and their impact on history.