According to a new book that has been published former PM Winston Churchill who led Britain to victory in WW2, caused the death of countless Indians who starved during the Bengal Famine following Japan’s occupation of India from 1943.
Madhusree Mukerjee’s new book ‘Churchill’s Secret War’ charges and argues that Churchill’s actions led to the suffering of those who died, due to rice and other essentials being earmarked for the British soldiers at a time when shortages were reaching critical levels in the country.
In the book Mukerjee claims to have unearthed new evidence showing that Churchill was responsible for the lives that were lost during the famine, stemming directly from racial hatred of Indian peoples.
Speaking to Eastern Eye Britain’s leading Asian newspaper Mukerjee explained “It wasn’t a question of Churchill being inept: sending relief to Bengal was raised repeatedly and he and his close associates thwarted every effort”
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By Richard Sudan
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