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Churchill a War Criminal? Not so fast. By Zareer Masani for Openthemagazine.com

An Indian historian and guest columnist for the popular Indian magazine Open reflects on the recent colonial past of the sub-continent.

IT’S A SAD reflection of our times that smearing and libelling our now-distant colonial past have become a popular substitute for soul-searching about our own failures, abuses and atrocities in the present. With popular and social media happy to circulate the wildest rumours and allegations, quotations out of context, half-truths and even blatant untruths, it’s hard for historians like me to insist that condemnation needs to be evidence-based, or else descends into character assassination.

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