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Subhas and Sarat: An Intimate Memoir of the Bose Brothers

by Sisir Kumar Bose

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Author: Sisir Kumar Bose

Languages: English

Number Of Pages: 328

Binding: Hardcover

Package Dimensions: 8.7 x 5.7 x 1.0 inches

Release Date: 24-05-2016

Details: Product Description The most original account of the public and private lives of Subhas and Sarat Bose and an enthralling narrative of India’s journey to independence. Subhas and Sarat is a closely observed portrait of the Bose family of Bengal—especially its two most famous members, Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose and his older brother, Sarat Chandra Bose—and their role in India’s freedom struggle. The author, Sisir Kumar Bose (1920–2000)—Netaji’s nephew, and the son of Sarat Chandra Bose—focuses especially on the period spanning the mid-1920s to the turbulent 1940s when the freedom movement was at its peak. We are offered unprecedented insights into the participation of Subhas and Sarat in the politics of the time. From being a careful observer of the events taking place around him, the author becomes a participant in Netaji’s great escape from the colonial authorities, when he drives his uncle, under cover of darkness, from Calcutta to the Gomoh railhead in Bihar, from where Netaji travels to Kabul—and goes on to become the Supreme Commander of the Indian National Army. Illustrated with rare photographs and documents, this lucidly written memoir is both the most original account of the public and private lives of Subhas and Sarat Bose and an enthralling narrative of India’s journey to independence. Features: • An insider’s blow-by-blow account of Subhas Chandra Bose’s great escape. • A personal narrative of a critical period of Indian history. • The most original account of lives of the Bose Brothers. • Illustrated with rare photographs and documents. About the Author Dr Sisir Kumar Bose founded the Netaji Research Bureau at Calcutta’s Netaji Bhawan—the house from where he assisted his Uncle Subhas’s 1941 escape—and built it over four decades into the world’s leading centre of research and documentation on Netaji. In his professional life, he was one of India’s pioneering and finest paediatricians. He was also a Member of the West Bengal Legislative Assembly, elected from Calcutta, from 1982 to 1987. His wife Krishna Bose, a professor and writer, is a former three-term Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha) from Greater Calcutta’s Jadavpur constituency. Sumantra Bose is the youngest of three children of Sisir and Krishna Bose. He is Professor of International and Comparative Politics at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and the author of six books.