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

  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},
  pages={46 - 69}
  • John M. Meyer
  • Published 2 January 2017
  • History, Political Science
  • 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… 
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