A Woman to Know: Noor Inayat Khan
|Julia Carpenter||May 10, 2017|
Liberté. — Noor Inayat Khan's last words
(image via Wikimedia Commons)
An Indian princess. A harpist. A children's book author. A beloved politician. A fairy tale writer. A spy ring ringleader. A radio operator in Nazi-occupied France.
Noor Inayat Khan joined the dozens of Muslims who spied for Britain during the second World War. More than 2 million Indians volunteered to help the Allies defeat the Axis powers. Today, London's monument to Noor is dedicated not just to the princess, but to all of them.
Add to your library list:
The Muslims who sacrificed themselves to save Jews and fight Nazis (The Washington Post)
Woman on a Hunt for Spies Who Didn't Come Home (The New York Times)
Remembering Britain's Muslim war heroine (The Guardian)
The princess who became a spy (The Independent)
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