Rewriting History by Revisiting Facts
Pratip Chattopadhyay
THE GREAT FLAP OF 1942: HOW THE RAJ PANICKED OVER A JAPANESE NON-INVASION by By Mukund Padmanabhan Vintage Books, Penguin/Random House, Haryana, 2024, 288 pp., INR 599.00
May 2024, volume 48, No 5

We are living in the post-pandemic era having fresh memories of evacuation, lockdown, information, and disinformation—overall a situation of panic. At this moment the book under review draws our attention to a similar panic-stricken situation in colonial India in the 1940s during World War II based on public rumor of an imminent Japanese strike that never actualized,

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