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An Exceptional Life

A revolutionary's brush with Netaji and the Rani Jhansi regiment

An Exceptional Life
An Exceptional Life
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THIS book is a collection of a memoir and an article written by Lakshmi Swaminathan Sahgal and an interview given by her in March 1989. The compilation unfolds the story of her eventful life covering her childhood, her student days, her stint in Southeast Asia during World War II under Japanese occupation, her decision to join the Indian National Army (INA), her subsequent experiences in Singapore and Burma, her return to India and her life thereafter in Kanpur.

It is the saga of struggle, sacrifice and service by one who has dedicated her life towards the emancipation of the common people, the workers, the peasants and particularly the women in our country. In the epilogue, she has narrated the events of her life in Kanpur, her clinic, her work in the refuge camp in the post-Partition period, her joining the CPI(M) and her participation in the strengthening of the women's democratic movement in our country. In her interview with Ritu Menon and Kamla Bhasin, she has elaborated on her experience of Partition and the aftermath of the anti-Sikh...

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