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Rebels in the footnotes

One striking aspect of the RIN mutiny was that Indian naval officers did not back the ratings and remained loyal to the navy

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1946: Last war of independence: Royal Indian Navy mutiny

Ajai Shukla
1946: Last war of independence: Royal Indian Navy mutiny 
Author: Pramod Kapoor
Publisher: Roli Books
Pages: 350
Price: Rs 498

February 18 marked the 76th anniversary of the mutiny by sailors of the Royal Indian Navy (RIN), an event long ignored in modern Indian history. However, like the role of the Indian National Army (INA), it is now being belatedly recognised as having contributed to India’s freedom struggle as effectively as did the Salt March of 1930 or the Quit India movement of 1942.

In this book, Pramod Kapoor, the well-known publisher of Roli Books, sheds light on the uprising by young sailors of the RIN,

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First Published: Feb 28 2022 | 11:42 PM IST

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