Indian historian’s book wins Elizabeth Longford Prize for Historical Biography

‘Rebels Against the Raj: Western Fighters for India’s Freedom’ by Ramachandra Guha has won the Elizabeth Longford Prize for Historical Biography 2023. It was the twentieth anniversary of the coveted award.

The book tells the story of seven foreigners — four British, Two American, and one Irish, who joined India’s freedom fight against British rule. The list of names includes Annie Besant, B.G. Horniman, Catherine Mary Heilemann, Madeline Slade, Philip Spratt, Richard Ralph Keithahn and Samuel Stokes.

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Elizabeth Longford, whom the award commemorates, herself was a noted biographer of Queen Victoria, Lord Byron and the Duke of Wellington.

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