Hemant Singh Katoch
From early 1942, when Burma was invaded by Japan, to 1945, when it was reconquered by Britain, the neighbouring Indian state of Manipur was on the front lines of the Second World War. This book stems from the first full-fledged attempt to revisit many of the battlefields around Imphal, and to speak with people whose lives were upended by the war. The historian Hemant Singh Katoch draws on oral testimonies and written accounts to argue that without uncovering Manipur’s story one cannot completely understand India’s role in the conflict.
Routledge, 202 pages, Rs 695