Subhas Chandra Bose and the Bengal Revolutionaries

By Roma Banerjee

Throughout his eventful political career, Subhas Chandra Bose maintained close contact with the revolutionaries of Bengal and their organizations. However, in the six decades since independence, there has been no organized academic account of Bose's relationship with the Bengal Revolutionaries. This book is a systematic documented history of Bose's involvement in the revolutionary activities in Bengal. The book's chapters are arranged chronologically in order to showcase the gradual unfolding of this relationship through the various phases. The book also analyzes the concept of Revolutionism (Biplab Baad) which was internalized by the Bengal revolutionaries as a creed - not just a technique or device for uprooting alien rule from the motherland. It shows how the historic sermons of the Renaissance-men of Bengal awakened the Bengali ethos and generated in it a hankering for national liberation. This work throws light on some of the complex and controversial issues attending Bose's role in the revolutionary movement in the peculiar context of colonialism.


344 pages

Publication Date: 12/15/2010
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9788184050578