The Bose Brothers and Indian Independence: An Insider’s Account

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SAGE Publications India, Nov 12, 2015 - History - 296 pages
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This book chronicles the roles of Sarat and Subhas Chandra Bose in the Indian freedom struggle. It draws from first-hand accounts of Amiya Nath Bose who was close to them as family, political ally and also was a confidant and trusted envoy.

The book takes us through the turbulent political arena of India in the 1920s and unravels the politics of the Indian Nationalist Movement as experienced by Sarat and Subhash Chandra Bose. It reveals their interactions with contemporary leaders Chittaranjan Das, Jinnah, Motilal and Jawaharlal Nehru, Vallabhbhai Patel and Mahatma Gandhi—down the years till Partition in 1947, an event which Sarat Bose relentlessly opposed.

With access to diaries, notes, photographs and private correspondence, this book, written by a member of the Bose family, brings to light previously unpublished material on Netaji and Sarat Chandra Bose.

 

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Contents

List of Photographs and Letters
The Bose Brothers and Ami
The Road to Mandalay
Swaraj Beckons Swaraj Denied
Parting of the Ways
26
A Bitter Pill
38
A Free and United Bengal
38
Epilogue
38
Glossary
38
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Madhuri Bose was born and brought up in Kolkata, the daughter and second child of Amiya Nath and Jyostna Bose, grand-daughter of Sarat Chandra Bose and grand-niece of his younger brother Subhas Chandra Bose. Reminiscences from her father Amiya of the immense contributions of the iconic Bose brothers to the Indian freedom struggle, were the stuff of her childhood and the genesis of this book.

After graduate and post-graduate studies in the University of Calcutta and Jadavpur University, Madhuri undertook post-graduate research at the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva, Switzerland. She has pursued her professional career as a human rights advocate for over more than three decades with the International Labour Organisation, Geneva; the United Nations Development Programme, East Africa; and the Commonwealth Secretariat in London. In her professional capacity, Madhuri has written extensively on human rights issues, and has travelled widely in Africa, Asia and Europe.

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