A lively introduction to forgotten lobbyists, with a `Deep Throat` surprise at the end....Savour the book for its treasure house of marvellous little stories, interesting characters and its ability to create a world of politics that is at once distant and eerily familiar.
An illuminating account of how the articulate `Indian lobby` that existed in the US between 1900 and 1946 quickly learnt to leverage the US system….This book is an excellent reminder of how the US`s model minority in the 21st century had to struggle to achieve acceptance in the century before.
Penned by Harold A Gould, this book provides a unique insight into the history of the "India Lobby" in the US....also tells us about sympathy in America towards India`s freedom struggle, and British efforts to thwart this.
What makes this book doubly valuable is that compared to India`s experience with Europe, there really isn`t much to go on by way of source material. Yet Gould shows that you can make even that little go a long way. The end notes after each chapter are eloquent-testimony.
A gripping tale of how early `South Asian Indians influenced US policy makers to tilt towards Indian freedom struggle.