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Churchill's Secret War

Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Columbia University Morningside Campus Uris Hall, Room 141

Madhusree Mukerjee is a writer, science journalist and former physicist. Her new book, Churchill's Secret War: The British Empire and the Ravaging of India during World War II, uses meticulous research and new sources to relate how Winston Churchill and his war cabinet exhaustively used Indian resources to fight the Second World War, provoking famine and insurrection in the eastern province of Bengal. She has also written, The Land of Naked People: En! counters with Stone Age Islanders, which relates the devastating experiences of the hunter-gatherers of the Andaman Islands as they come face to face with modern civilization.

Madhusree has also written about indigenous rights, nuclear liability, climate change, the Bhopal gas disaster, animal research and a variety of other issues involving science and society.