My father (a Colonel in the 2nd Gurkhas) was president of one of the General
Courts Martial which tried a member of the INA at the Red Fort Delhi, in 1946.
I was then 11 and we were living at Dehra Dun. I remember various
conversations at the time, and I also have a few notes in his memoirs. The
defendant was a well-connected Captain, son of a rajah, accused of atrocities
against his own Indian troops who refused to be "turned" to the Japanese. If
this is of interest, if you want more details, email me.
For many, many years I have been vaguely researching the India National
Army, the group of Indians who either supported or fought for the Japanese
against the British in WW2.
I have all of the standard books on the subject and keep thinking about
writing something about the INA but can only ever seem to read either books
from India which are rabidly supportive or books from non-Indian sources
which are equally rabid whilst taking the opposite view, viz. that all INA
members or supporters were traitors.
I would be very interested in hearing from anybody whose family had forst
hand experience of the INA, either during the war or during the post-war
Hoping that this does not start another round of turmoil
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