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Author Hildebrand, Vera, author.

Title Women at war : Subhas Chandra Bose and the Rani of Jhansi Regiment / Vera Hildebrand
Edition First Naval Institute Press edition
Published Annapolis, Maryland : Naval Institute Press, [2018]
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Contents Searching for the Rani of Jhansi Regiment -- History of Indian women in India and the diasporas -- Subhas Chandra Bose -- A man not of his time -- Bose and Gandhi at odds over the freedom struggle -- Subhas Chandra Bose and women -- The Indian Freedom Movement in Malaya and Burma Prior to the arrival of Bose -- Bose in South-East Asia -- Creation and missions of the RJR -- Captain Lakshmi, Bose and the recruitment of the RJR -- Singapore -- The Ranis prepare for war -- Daily Rani routines in camp -- The RJR in Rangoon and Maymyo -- RJR retreats from Rangoon -- Varying accounts of the RJR -- The end of the quest -- Final reflections on Subhas Chandra Bose and the RJR
Summary "Among the more improbable events of the Asia-Pacific Theater in World War II was the creation in Singapore of a corps of female Indian combat soldiers, the Rani of Jhansi Regiment (RJR). They served under Indian freedom fighter Subhas Chandra Bose in the Indian National Army. Because the creation of an Indian all-female regiment of combat soldiers was a radical military innovation in 1943, and because the role of women in today's broader context of Indian culture has become a prevalent and pressing issue, the extensive testimony of the surviving veterans of this unit is timely and urgent. The history of these brave women soldiers is little known, their extraordinary service and the role played by Bose remains largely unexplored."--Provided by publisher
Notes Originally published: India : HarperCollins Publishers India, 2016
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record and CIP data provided by publisher
Subject Bose, Subhas Chandra, 1897-1945.
Bose, Subhas Chandra, 1897-1945.
Indian National Army. Rani of Jhansi Regiment -- History
Indian National Army. Rani of Jhansi Regiment.
Women soldiers -- India
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Burma.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, East Indian
World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, Female.
Military campaigns.
Military participation -- Female.
Women soldiers.
Burma.
India.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2018006413
ISBN 1682473163
9781682473160
9781682473160
Other Titles Subhas Chandra Bose and the Rani of Jhansi Regiment