The Deoliwallahs: The True Story of the 1962 Chinese-Indian Internment
'Humanly compelling, beautifully told ... brings to light a forgotten chapter of Indian history, one we need to remember in these troubled times' PRATAP BHANU MEHTA
'[Joy Ma and Dilip D'Souza] have seamlessly woven together historical facts with personal stories about how the Chinese- Indians lost the country of their birth' YIN MARSH
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The Deoliwallahs is a memoir of sorts about those people who were put into the Chinese internment camp at Deoli in 1962. It is their t ...more
I would highly encourage those unaware to pick up a copy and educate themselves about this shameful chapter of history. Never again begins with never forget.
Have you read any book that made you realise how little you knew about certain things and events from our history or how little we’ve been taught about it?
The Deoliwallahs is by Joy Ma and Dilip D’Souza tells the true account of the 1962 Chinese-Indian Internment, a conveniently forgotten chapter from our history.
Shortly after the Indo-China War of 1962, about 3000 innocent Chinese-Indian citizens were rounded up from the Northeast states of India and were sent to a former WW2 POW camp in D ...more
This book exists to highlight the injustices meted out to Chinese Indians post the 1962 war with China. It serves as a memoir of the harrowing experience these families had to undergo, because they supposedly of Chinese Origin and were, in truth, caught up in the post war idiosyncrasies that nation states do.
In the wake of news of "Concentration Camps" being set up all over the country, one need not look further than this book to estimate the impact such ...more
When you find out things about your own country that you think only other countries did, you obviously don’t accept it.
And this was me, a reader. There were real people and families that faced this.
A sorry chapter in India’s history. One that the country must apologise for. But the way things are now, I don’t see that happening.
Thank you to the authors for writing this important book.
Brilliant book on a subject very few ...more