Jawaharlal Nehru and Sukarno were two of the greatest charismatic leaders of the twentieth century. They have left their indelible imprint on all aspects of contemporary India and Indonesia. This book graphically describes how the two countries became close allies in the momentous years of Indonesian Revolution (1945-1949). While the Indonesian nationalist triumvirate—Sukarno, Mohammad Hatta and Satan Sjahrir—have frequently acknowledged India’s seminal role in the cause of Indonesian independence, there is marked tendency among the Western scholars to downgrade India’s significant contribution. This path breaking book takes a balanced approach. It will be of interest to all those who are committed in promoting India’s relations with Indonesia. More so, when Indian leaders are trying to convert the Look East Policy into Act East Policy.