19 Jun '17, 6am

Meet two Singaporeans who fought for India's freedom with Subhas Bose's Azad Hind Fauj

Meet two Singaporeans who fought for India's freedom with Subhas Bose's Azad Hind Fauj

In Singapore’s cocoon of bewitching lights and postmodernist architecture, future is not just a compulsion but a game of irresistible seduction. The past pales in comparison, mostly stumbled upon in museum galleries where it is animated, to a degree, through sophisticated artifices. Bucking this trend is a clutch of Indians, 85 years and above, clinging to their boyhood memories as cranes do to towers under construction. That was the time in their lives when World War II was already underway with all its ferocity. Japan had captured much of Southeast Asia. Under its patronage, Subhas Chandra Bose descended on the island of Sabang, off the coast of Indonesia, on May 6, 1943, to live what would be the last two years of his life, leading the Indian National Army, or INA, against the British. But even before Bose landed, the news of his imminent arrival, courtesy the Japanese ...

Full article: https://scroll.in/magazine/839758/these-azad-hind-fauj-ve...

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