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Churchill and India

Black and white photograph of Winston Churchill sitting with Nehru and Clementine Churchill, 1949

22 Nov 2022

  • Start: 17:30
  • End: 19:00

Online Event

Churchill and India: manipulation or betrayal?

The first in two discussions looking at two major countries that have played a pivotal role in Churchill’s life and legacy. This event, with the author and former diplomat Kishan S Rana, will focus on Churchill’s lifelong interaction with India, from his own experiences of the subcontinent as a young soldier till his impact on the country as Prime Minister.

This event will be online only. Free and open to all.

Colour photograph of Kishan Rana

Kishan S Rana

Kishan S Rana: BA (Hon) and MA in economics, St Stephens College Delhi. Indian Foreign Service (1960-95); Indian Embassy, Beijing (1963-65, 1970-72); worked on China at MEA (1965-67, 1972-73). Ambassador and High Commissioner: Algeria, Czechoslovakia, Kenya, Mauritius, and Germany; consul general in San Francisco. Served on the staff of PM Indira Gandhi (1981-82).

Author: Inside Diplomacy (2000); Managing Corporate Culture (co-author, 2000); Bilateral Diplomacy (2002); The 21st Century Ambassador (2004); Asian Diplomacy (2007); Diplomacy of the 21st Century (2011); India’s North-East States, the BCIM Forum and Regional Integration, (co-author, 2012); The Contemporary Embassy (2013); Diplomacy at the Cutting Edge (2016). Co-editor: Foreign Ministries (2007); Economic Diplomacy (2011). Two books translated into Chinese. Written over 150 articles for academic journals, edited books, and newspapers, and around 150 book reviews.