His majesty's opponent : Subhas Chandra Bose and India's struggle against empire
Bose, Sugata, 1956- author.

His majesty's opponent : Subhas Chandra Bose and India's struggle against empire

Bose, Sugata, 1956- author.


Bose, Sugata, 1956- author.

Fiziksel Tanımlama
1 online resource (xiii, 388 pages, [36] pages of plates) : illustrations, map

A flaming sword forever unsheathed -- God's beloved land -- Dreams of youth -- Exile in Europe -- The warrior and the saint -- One man and a world at war -- The terrible price of freedom -- Roads to Delhi -- A life immortal.

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 Allied Forces during World War II. His patriotism, as Gandhi asserted, was second to none, but his actions aroused controversy in India and condemnation in the West. Now, in a definitive biography of the revered Indian nationalist, Sugata Bose deftly explores a charismatic personality whose public and private life encapsulated the contradictions of world history in the first half of the twentieth century. He brilliantly evokes Netaji's formation in the intellectual milieu of Calcutta and Cambridge, probes his thoughts and relations during years of exile, and analyzes his ascent to the peak of nationalist politics. Amidst riveting accounts of imprisonment and travels, we glimpse the profundity of his struggle: to unite Hindu and Muslim, men and women, and diverse linguistic groups within a single independent Indian nation. Finally, an authoritative account of his untimely death in a plane crash will put to rest rumors about the fate of this "deathless hero." This epic of a life larger than its legend is both intimate, based on family archives, and global in significance. His Majesty's Opponent establishes Bose among the giants of Indian and world history.
This definitive biography of Subhas Chandra Bose, the revered and controversial Indian nationalist who struggled to liberate his country from British rule before and during World War II, moves beyond the legend to reveal the impassioned life and times of the private and public man.

Yazar Konu
Bose, Subhas Chandra, 1897-1945.
Bose, Subhas Chandra, 1897-1945. (OCoLC)fst00057767

Konu Başlığı
Nationalists -- India -- Biography.
Statesmen -- India -- Biography.
HISTORY -- Asia -- India & South Asia.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Ideologies -- Nationalism & Patriotism.
Nationalists. (OCoLC)fst01033905
Politics and government (OCoLC)fst01919741
Statesmen. (OCoLC)fst01131990

Coğrafi Terim
India -- Politics and government -- 1919-1947.
India. (OCoLC)fst01210276

Electronic books.
Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686

Elektronik Erişim
e-book Full-text access

KütüphaneMateryal TürüDemirbaşYer Numarası
Elektronik KütüphaneE-Kitap1850883-1001DS481 .B6 B68 2011 eb