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Subhas Bose and the INA

Subhas Bose and the INA

May I supplement Ramachandra Guha’s admirably judicious review of Partha Chatterjee’s edited volume of Ranajit Guha’s writings in The Small Voice of History (EPW, 21 August 2010) wherein he rightly castigates Ranajit Guha’s grotesque incongruity of “In Praise of Bose” in an otherwise scholarly collection.

Subhas Chandra Bose’s zealous collaboration with Nazi Germany and the Japanese who nominated him as commander of the Indian National Army (ina) is well known, but not the grisly record of the INA’s atrocities on Malaysians, including Indian inhabitants, which was fully revealed to me by the victims or eyewitnesses during my International Monetary Fund missions to Indonesia and Indochina.

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