Notion Press's "Our Struggle: East Asia Calling" Unravels Birth of the Indian National Army
By: Notion Press
There are umpteen books available on India's freedom struggle - right from Rani Laxmibai's call for the first freedom movement in 1857 to the Quit India Movement in 1942. Even after 72 years, the number of stories that emerge out of the archives is unfathomable. Not just that, some of them send a shiver down your spine because they truly are accounts of insurmountable bravery of people who loved their motherland more than anything else.
A name that always emerges when we speak about India's freedom movement is Netaji Subash Chandra Bose. But there was an equally, if not more, ardent patriot, Rash Behari Bose, who followed the path of weapons and vengeance to claim what was ours from the British. Notion Press's new book is an account of the author witnessing the making of the Indian National Army.
The author, V N Krishna Pillai, migrated to Malaya, now known as Malaysia, after he lost his job as the Travancore representative of The Empire of India Life Assurance Company. To his dismay, Pillai could not find a good job in Malaysia too. In the end, he settled for a teacher's job at a Chinese school in Borneo. Life would still not be kind to him, and he was thrown out of his job again by the Japanese occupation of Borneo. It was then that this perseverant man founded the Indian Independence League of Borneo.
It was Rash Behari Bose who along with General Mohan Singh organized the British Indian soldiers and Indians living in Southeast Asia into an Indian National Army after the Japanese defeated the British in Malaya.
Amidst these developments,Subash Chandra Bose too was forming India's battle troops for the freedom struggle. As Pillai motivated Indians through his valiant work towards the freedom movement, he also became part of the Indian Independence movement in East Asia..
Another piece of an exciting and legendary untold tale,`Our Struggle: East India Calling' is available in print and online versions at the Notion Press bookstore and other leading e-commerce portals like Amazon and Flipkart.
Speaking about the book, the author, V N Krishna Pillai said, "It would indeed be an honour for me to get my account of the freedom struggle come out in the form of a book. I hope readers would able to relate to my experiences and get some information about the struggle."