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The Life and Death of Madan Lal Dhingra



234 Pages, 5 x 7.75

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $16.95 (US $16.95) (CA $22.95)

Publication Date: November 2021

ISBN 9781913109820

Rights: US & CA

HopeRoad (Nov 2021)

Not Yet Published. Estimated release date: November 2021


Leena Dhingra family was forced to abandon the family house when Partition placed Lahore in Pakistan and go into exile in France. The big family secret is the execution of Madan Lal Dhingra, Leena’s great uncle, in London on 17 August 1909. An Indian freedom fighter, Madan Lal assassinated the British Army official William Hutt Curzon. In England, Madan Lal is a famous murderer: in India he is hailed as a great patriot, revolutionary terrorist, and martyr. In December 1976, his remains were exhumed and his body returned to India.Part memoir, part history, Exhumation: The Life and Death of Madan Lal Dhingra is the revealing and unraveling of secrets.

Author Biography

LEENA DHINGRA was born in India, she came to Europe after the 1947 Partition of India. Her first novel Amritvela was published in 1988. She is an actor whose television appearances include The Bill, Casualty, Prime Suspect and Doctor Who. She starred as Manju Pratel in EastEnders and Mina Parekh in Coronation Street. A Londoner for 40 years, Leena Dhingra now lives near Manchester.