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Unwrapping an Uprising that hastened Indian Independence

The article looks at the three approaches to understanding the narrative of the 1946 Royal Indian Navy Uprising. One is the idea of a planned conspiracy to overthrow the imperialists by the communists. The second is that of a revolutionary upsurge by young firebrands inspired by the Indian National Army of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. The third is the overflowing angst from racial discrimination and mistreatment that broke the disciplined contours of a naval service into a strike. The author argues that the actual events in 1946 may have had a mix of these possibilities.
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