Author of Brahmaputra -The Story of Lachit Barphukan and Battles of the Maratha Empire. Contributed over thirty five articles to a history column in DNA newspaper. Aneesh's writing has also been published numerous times in Swarajya, IndiaFacts, TFI Post , Creative India, Springer Journal and others. He has given over thirty public talks mainly on Maratha and Assamese history notably at Pondy Lit Fest , Pune Lit Fest, INTACH Delhi, Wadia College in Pune , Thakur College in Mumbai and many other occasions. Also qualified to be a navigating officer on Merchant Ships.
The backbone of the British Empire was the army it created in India. It had one of the best cavalry and armed soldiers amongst all its colonies comprising of Indian and British soldiers. The British Army ensured that the subjects and the slaves lived in constant fear and retribution. Hence, the 1857 ‘War of Independence’ and the 1946 naval ratings uprisings gave a jolt and rattled the empire to the core ….
The role of the INA is often under rated when we discuss India’s freedom struggle. It singularly threatened to achieve what the British Empire was mortally scared of — a repeat of the events of 1857, with the added advantage of a highly-trained and modernised army. It is with relation to this INA that we find the name of Durga Malla, a Gorkha soldier from Dehradun, who fought against the British armies in World War II.