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Rai Sahib Radha Raman Chatarji, Inspector of Police, Intelligence Branch, Bengal Police


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Rai Sahib Radha Raman Chatarji, Inspector of Police, Intelligence Branch, Bengal Police

Still needs a good bit of research, but the likely nature of his work may make this difficult.

Indian Title Badge, George VI, 3rd class, Rai Sahib

Babu Radha Raman Chatarji 14th June 1945

Not. No. 136-H of 14 June 1945: ?Babu Radha Raman Chatarji, Special Superintendent of Police, Intelligence Branch, Bengal?. Getting the recommendation is item #1 for the next research trip to Delhi.

King?s Police Medal, George V, 2nd type

RADHA RAMAN CHATARJI, INSPECTOR, BENGAL POLICE

London Gazette, 1 January 1936, as ?Inspector, Bengal Police?.

George V Jubilee

On roll, p. 119, as ?Inspector of Police, Intelligence Branch, Bengal?.

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Hi Ed,

I never tire of seeing your groupings. You have some of the most amazing historical groups.

Anyway, what was the Indian Title Badge awarded for? Was this a high level service award?

Paul

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Anyway, what was the Indian Title Badge awarded for? Was this a high level service award?

For a skeletal introduction, see http://gmic.co.uk/index.php?showtopic=2854

Some were awarded as "retirement gifts" for long and good service, some were awarded for what equated to gallantry, and some were awarded to Indian collabarators with the British (the popular image of these titles at the time). They were awarded under a wide range of circumstances. And many were returned or refused beginning in the 1930s as a symbolic rejection of British legitimacy. (Higher awards has been returned earlier.) They are fascinating awards!

I am in the process of finishing a long article on them, though not sure where to submit it.

They are very poorly understood, perhaps because they were not awarded to Europeans (or even Anglo-Indians).

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