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Indian Summer

The Secret History of the End of an Empire

by Alex Von Tunzelmann

Indian Summer
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    Aug 2007, 416 pages
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    Sep 2008, 448 pages

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Indira Gandhi
was the first and only female Indian Prime Minister to date. She served three consecutive terms from 1966 to 1977, and a fourth term from 1980 to 1984. Many people assume she is related to Mahatma Gandhi (mahatma is Sanskrit for great soul) but in fact she is the daughter of Jawaharlal Nehru, India's first Prime Minister. In 1937 Indira Nehru married Feroze Ghandhy who, during the 1930s, started to spell his name Gandhi - a small change which would be of "inestimable value to his wife's future career".

Louis Mountbattan, known as "Dickie", a great-grandson of Queen Victoria, was born into the House of Battanburg...

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