When did the same moment come in Bala's life? Was it when in mid-Atlantic he heard of his promotion as Controller of Posts? Or was it when he was appointed by the President as member of the Parliamentary Elections Minority Committee? Or was it at a moment of tragic loss when he realised he had nothing more to lose?
Singapore, My Country tells M Bala Subramanion's story, a second generation Indian who lost his father to the Death Railway, witnessed Subhas Chandra Bose at the Padang and later emerged as not only a senior civil servant but the man behind multiple social interventions, living in a fast evolving Singapore.
The histories of the man and his nation remain seamlessly intertwined, each peppered with equal doses of endeavour, ingenuity and a sheer will to survive!Contents:My Neighbour is Another LanguageNothing without LabourHow You Wrestled Nippon-go Far into the NightGave Him a CauseRestore this Sun to us and the Waiting GenerationsWe Must Make a People
Readership: General readers, students involved in Southeast Asian research, readers interested in South Indians in Singapore, readers interested in Singapore's history, Indian communities in Singapore, postal and philatelic organisations in Singapore.