There is still a lot more to be said about the Mountbatten-Nehru relationship, says historian Andrew Lownie – Firstpost

(This column first appeared in Firstpost on March 20, 2022)

  • Prize-winning historian Andrew Lownie was recently in conversation with author Narayani Basu at the 2022 Jaipur Literature Festival wherein he talked about his latest book, The Mountbattens: Their Lives and Loves, which is based on over 100 interviews, research from dozens of archives and new information released under Freedom of Information requests and sheds new light on this remarkable couple and the intimate story of a unique marriage that spans the heights of glamour, power, lust, and manipulation through the heart of the 20th century…

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