The Royal Indian Navy Mutiny of 1946: Nationalist Competition and Civil-Military Relations in Postwar India

@article{Meyer2017TheRI,
  title={The Royal Indian Navy Mutiny of 1946: Nationalist Competition and Civil-Military Relations in Postwar India},
  author={John M. Meyer},
  journal={The Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History},
  year={2017},
  volume={45},
  pages={46 - 69}
}
  • John M. Meyer
  • Published 2017
  • History
  • The Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History
  • ABSTRACT This article argues for the importance of the Royal Indian Navy mutiny of 1946 in two key aspects of the transition towards Indian independence: civilian control over the Indian military, and a competition for power between Congress and communists that undermined Indian workers and their student allies. The article begins with an investigation of the mutiny drawing on three sources: a first-person account from a lead mutineer, a communist history of the mutiny, and the papers published… CONTINUE READING
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