KUMAR NAIR is dismissed from a colonial paramilitary unit for refusing to disperse unarmed women agitating for India’s independence, When the Great Depression destroys his fledgling business, he moves to Singapore for a fresh start but World War 2 breaks out.
After Singapore falls, he joins a secret spy school, created by Japanese Intelligence and the rebel Indian National Army to defeat the British and free India. When a double-agent betrays several cadets, Kumar is sent on a rescue mission.
Caught in a hall of mirrors, can he cross wartime borders, rescue captured agents and return to his young wife in Malabar? (Learn more)
VIJAY BALAN was born in India, and has lived and worked in many parts of the world. An avid history buff, particularly Indian colonial history, he weaves nuances from his wide travels and readings into evocative storytelling.
The Swaraj Spy is based on true events in the life of Vijay’s granduncle.
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