Sunday, June 28, 2009

Book: A personal war memoir of the Azad Hind

This post is a little late, but here it is. Lancer Publishers has recently brought out Burma to Japan with Azad Hind: A War Memoir by Air Commodore Ramesh S Benegal, a war decorated IAF Canberra pilot who, in a previous avatar, was one of a handful of boys that was dispatched to Japan by Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose for military training for the Indian National Army. My father helped get the book published earlier this year through Lancer Publishers in Delhi. I happen to have read all the drafts of this rare insider military account of the Azad Hind movement. A fantastic read. Air Commodore Benegal passed away before he could add chapters on his subsequent years in the IAF, though there is an excellent afterword by Air Marshal GCS Rajwar, his partner and friend, who flew war missions with Benegal.

The book can be ordered online here.
Jagan Pillarisetti's review of the book is here.

1 comment:

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