Millions of Indians, while agreeing that Mahatma Gandhi represented all that is noble in the country’s spirit and soul, would insist that it is Subhas Chandra Bose who was India’s man of the 20th century. Millions, irrespective of their religion, caste, language and regional affiliations, were captivated, entranced and fascinated by Bose. He received from his followers an unabashed hero-worship as a kind of unifying national symbol; an embodiment of the secular modern aspirations of the nation.
A biographical account of the life and times of the late Indian leader, Subhas Chandra Bose, an unusually charismatic character who deliberately sought adventure, this book should be of abiding interest to historians and millions of Indians, Bangladeshis and Pakistanis who have had no opportunity to read a comprehensive biography of Bose. It illustrates Bose’s transparent personal integrity, unswerving commitment to secularism and his passion for modernity which cut across caste, religious and linguistic barriers.
The author has studied and researched over fifty books, documents and the social events occurring in India and during the course of World War ll which left their impact on Bose’s character and activities.
Author: Lt Gen Eric A Vas, PVSM