By Auriol Weigold
As the USA was once drawn into the second one global warfare, strain grew from a few countries for India’s independence. top Minister Churchill, in Britain's identify, engaged intentionally in propaganda within the usa to cajole the yank public and, via it, President Roosevelt that India shouldn't be granted self-government at the moment. Weigold adroitly unravels the explanations why this propaganda crusade was once deemed beneficial by means of Churchill, within the method, revealing the campaign’s results for nationalist Indians.
In 1942 Sir Stafford Cripps went to India to provide restricted self-government throughout the conflict. despite the fact that, while negotiations among Churchill and his newly convened India Committee collapsed, the failure of the talks used to be publicized within the usa as a question of Indian intransigence and never Britain’s failure to negotiate—a spin of the inside track that seriously affected public opinion. depending upon vast archival study, Weigold exposes the distance among Britain’s propaganda account and either the reliable and unofficial documents of the direction the negotiations took. Weigold concludes that in the drafting, growth and deliberate failure of Cripps’ supply, this episode within the imperial endgame revolved round Churchill and Roosevelt, leaving Indian leaders with no impression over their fast political destiny.
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Churchill, Roosevelt and India: Propaganda During World War II (Routledge Studies in Modern History) by Auriol Weigold