Army Educational Stores (March, 1975): New Delhi. Octavo. Item #031578
xx, 408 pages, index, illustrated by photographic images. Signed by the author and with his note written under his name. An important autobiography of General Singh who was the founder of the Indian National Army. When the Japanese promised to help with Indian independence, he worked with the Japanese in early World War II. When he realized the Japanese intention was not for an independent India but as a military force (now numbering 40,000) they could use, he disagreed and was imprisoned by the Japanese. Upon Japan's defeat, the British plan to try him as a traitor to the Commonwealth but public pressure in India, he was simply removed from the army. Upon Indian Independence, he left his home area (what now became Pakistan) and became a refugee. He eventually was granted some land, and he created a small army which helped thousands of Sikhs and Hindus while often removing by force Muslims out of East Punjab. He later served in the upper house of the Indian Parliament. A scarce copy bound in orange cloth lettered in yellow, spine lettering yellow, spine somewhat faded, in very good condition by a major statesman of Indian independence.