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Naval Mutiny and the War on Memory

On the anniversary of the naval mutiny, remembering how Utpal Dutt’s 1965 play memorialising the event had landed him in jail

1946: Last War of Independence: Royal Indian Navy Mutiny
Roli Books
376 pages | ₹ 498

The crowd outside the Minerva Theatre in Calcutta where Utpal Dutt’s play Kallol, based on the naval mutiny of 1946, was being performed for the first time in 1965