His Majesty's Opponent: Subhas Chandra Bose and India's Struggle Against Empire
The man whom Indian nationalists perceived as the "George Washington of India" and who was President of the Indian National Congress in 1938-1939 is a legendary figure. Called Netaji ("leader") by his countrymen, Subhas Chandra Bose struggled all his life to liberate his people from British rule and, in pursuit of that goal, raised and led the Indian National Army against...more
One attempt too many at defending political decisions and one slur too many at the other leaders (Nehru, Gandhi, Patel among others), all the while trying to portray Bose as a visionary who alone had the true picture of world politics and the future, makes this a bit of a propaganda book. At many times it resorts to ‘if’s to wonder about what Bose might have done or speculates on how he could have influenced various momentous events. At other times it is a string of ‘but’s to explain all the que...more
The great escape to Germany via Afghanistan & Russia under the nose of British surveillance shows his courage and fearless attitude. A truly...more
Subhas Chandra Bose is an icon, a legend, a hero. Sugata Bose draws him as a person.
Reminiscent of Che Guevara's 'The Motorcycle Diaries', this book relies on passionate and practical telling of the events/circumstances around the youth's favourtie rebel.
The political events that lead to the rise of Netaji and the Azad Hind Fauj are depicted through terse, impartial analysis and Sugata Bose does his job as a historian rather than a member of Netaji's fa...more
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He was born in Calcutta, India. He studied at the Presidency College, Kolkata. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of Cambridge under Eric Stokes. He is the grandnephew of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose and grandson of Nationalist leader Sarat Chandra Bose.
He is the author of several books on the economic, soc...more