Singapore, My Country: Biography of M Bala Subramanion by Nilanjana Sengupta

Singapore, My Country: Biography of M Bala Subramanion

byNilanjana Sengupta

Kobo ebook | June 29, 2016

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When after three decades of research Singapore could produce its own water, the little city-state was said to have lost its vulnerability. No longer would every policy have to bend at the knees for water survival. It was finally time to celebrate liberty!

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!


  • My Neighbour is Another Language
  • Nothing without Labour
  • How You Wrestled Nippon-go Far into the Night
  • Gave Him a Cause
  • Restore this Sun to us and the Waiting Generations
  • We 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.
Key Features:

  • The book has no competing titles
  • A look at Singapore's history through the life of Mr M Bala Subramanion
  • The book includes several photographs from Mr M Bala's personal collection
Title:Singapore, My Country: Biography of M Bala SubramanionFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:June 29, 2016Publisher:World Scientific Publishing CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:981314131X

ISBN - 13:9789813141315

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