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Bookmarks | 1946 Royal Indian Navy Mutiny: Last War of Independence by Pramod Kapoor

  • The book “1946 Royal Indian Navy Mutiny: Last War of Independence” by Pramod Kapoor describes the 1946 Naval Uprising, a mutiny of Indian naval ratings, soldiers, police personnel and civilians against the British government in India.

  • In 1946, 20,000 non-commissioned sailors of the Royal Indian Navy mutinied. They were inspired by the heroism of the Azad Hind Fauj.

  • The mutiny caused public disagreements between Gandhiji and Aruna Asaf Ali, and between Sardar Patel and Nehru. Historians say it accelerated the transfer of power. But this seminal event, which inspired songs, art and theatre has been edited out of the popular narratives of the Freedom Movement.

  • Read an excerpt from the book below.