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India's Freedom Struggle and the Great I.N.A.

Mohammad Zaman Kiani (Author) Sisir Kumar Bose (Foroward)

Maj Gen M Z Kiani was officer in 1st Battalion 14th Punjab Regiment under Britishers. He won Sword of Honour and Gold Medal for the most outstanding Cadet in 1935 from Indian Military Academy, Dehradun. But he left all to join I.N.A under Netaji. He was Chief of General Staff under General Mohan Singh of I.N.A. He chose to move over in Pakistan after Partition in 1947 and wrote this book from there. This was published after his death through Maj. Gen. Chand Narain Das and Sh Sisir Kumar Bose. This is author's personal account of the INA and has been written from memory after over many years of the events it relates. Calling the INA movement "GREAT" may sound pompous especially to those who are unfriendly or unsympathetically disposed either to author or to the I.N.A, but having seen it from close quarters the author considered the appellation as justified and filling.....But what, to my mind, makes the movement "Great" that it shook the core the very foundations of the nearly two centuries old British Empire in India.. The book narrates many instances which are still now not known to people in Indian and Pakistan. He wrote..."India and Pakistan got their independence in 1947. Both before and after the Partition of the sub-continent, unprecedented communal riots engulfed vast areas causing great loss of life and untold sufferings to millions of poor and unsuspecting human beings. The instigators and the leaders (so called) generally got away without so much as a bruise. In fact many improved their lot politically, economically and financially" ........" Those of us who are in the autumn of our lives, and who did their mite to get rid of foreign rule, did not envision the type of independence we have got. People want happiness and contentment which they don't seems to have. It is now upto the youth, whose future is at stake...."

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About the author

Sisir Kumar Bose

Sisir Kumar Bose (1920-2000) founded the Netaji Research Bureau in 1957 and was its guiding spriti until his death in 2000.  A participant in the Indian freedom struggle, he was imprisoned by the British in the Lahore Fort, Red Fort and Lyallpur Jail. In the Lahore Fort, Red Fort and Lyallpur Jail. In the post-independence period he played a key role in preserving the best traditions of the anti-colonial movement and making possible the writing of its history.

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Title India's Freedom Struggle and the Great I.N.A.
Format Hardcover
Date published: 21.05.2016
Edition Reprint.
Language: English
isbn 9788175102286
length 268p.,
Subjects History