Women Against the Raj the Rani of Jhansi Regiment
By (author) Joyce Lebra
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Women Against the Raj the Rani of Jhansi Regiment by Joyce Lebra
Book DescriptionThis is a ground-breaking history of the Rani of Jhansi Regiment, part of the Indian National Army led by Bengali revolutionary Subhas Chandra Bose during World War II. The Regiment, a hitherto forgotten part of 'the Forgotten Army', was composed largely of teenage volunteers from Malayan rubber estates, girls who had never seen India yet were eager to enlist to liberate India from colonial bondage. Bose, creator of the Regiment, connected a historical thread extending from the original Rani of Jhansi, killed in battle by the British in 1858, through Bengali women revolutionaries of the 1930s, to the Regiment, which he hoped would spearhead the liberation of India. "The Rani of Jhansi Regiment" provides a model of empowerment relevant for contemporary Indian women.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9789812308092
(229mm x 152mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
Publisher: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
Publish Date: 15-Dec-2008
Country of Publication: Singapore
Books By Author Joyce Lebra
We Chose Colorado, Hardback (July 2016)
We Chose Colorado is a collection of oral histories of residents of Colorado who are either themselves immigrants from Japan or the descendants of those immigrants. Includes an Introduction and Conclusion by Dr Joyce Lebra, Professor Emeritus of Japanese History at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Scent of Sake, Paperback (March 2009)
Rie, the daughter of the house of Omura, has always been fascinated by her family's sake business, even though it is considered unwomanly to take an interest in male concerns and especially bad luck for a woman to even enter a sake brewing house. Her job is to marry well so that her parents can pass down the business to another generation.
Indian National Army and Japan, Paperback (October 2008)» View all books by Joyce Lebra
Traces the origins of the Indian National Army. This book also describes the relationship between the Imperial Japanese Army and the Indian National Army as it evolved under the leadership of Bengali revolutionary, Subhas Chandra Bose.
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Author Biography - Joyce Lebra
Joyce Chapman Lebra was Professor of Japanese History and Indian History at the University of Colorado until her retirement.
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