Overview for Sharing the Blame: Subhash Chandra Bose and the Japanese Occupation of the Andamans 1942-1945
The Japanese occupation of South East Asia during the World War II has been closely studied by many scholars. But there has been no critical study of the Japanese occupation of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. This study is based on archival sources available in India and abroad and critically examines the nature of the Japanese rule in the Andamanas, its relations with the members of the provisional Government of Azad Hind, who participated in the civil administration, the torturing of the so-called spies, the devastatation caused to life and property of the people by the allied air raids on the islands. The author presents objectively the circumstances leading to the atocities committed by the Japanese and the Indian police officials on the innocent people. This study will be an essential and compulsive reading for students of the Second World War both in India and Japan.
T.R. Sareen (Author)
Dr. T.R. Sareen retired as Director, Indian Council of Historical Research, was formerly Assitant Direcetor National Archives of India, was a Records Management Consultant with the Government of Kenya. Having traveled widely in India and abroad, Dr. Sareen has many published works to his credit, apart from a number of articles on Indian history and culture. His publications include. Indian Revolutionary and the Indian National Movement, Subhas Chandra Bose and Nazi Germany, Singapore Mutiny, Occupation of Andamans, 1942-45, and British Intervention in Transcaspian 1917-19. At present, he is working on the Project, Japanese Prisoners of War in India, 1942-46.