In step with history
`Chalo Dhili' retells the story of the Indian National Army, from its origin in the Far East to the trial of its freedom fighters in Delhi. On show in Singapore, it showcases a rich collection of archival material.
Subhas Chandra Bose
"CHALO Dhili (On to Delhi"), an exhibition which explores the history of the Indian National Army (INA), was opened at the Asian Civilisations Museum, Armenian Street, Singapore, on August 15. (It is on till September 14).
Jointly organised by the National Archives of Singapore (NAS), the National Archives of India (NAI) and the Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM), "Chalo Dhili" tells the story of the INA through archival photographs, documents and artefacts, from its revolutionary origin in war-time Singapore to its being subject to post-war trials at Lal Quila (The Red Fort) in Delhi.
Singapore's historical link to India is important in both pre-and post-colonial times, and the exhibition highlights the commitment from local Indian nationals in Singapore, who had contributed financially and physically towards India's freedom fighting efforts.
For this month-long exhibition, the Lower Annex Gallery on the second level of the museum has been transformed into nine sections portraying different facets of the INA.
The exhibition is divided into nine sections: "British India": The story begins with a
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