Authored By: Nibir K. Ghosh, A. Karunaker & Sunita Rani Ghosh
Year of Publication: 2017
|Pages: 314||Binding: Paperback(PB)|
Category: Journalism / Digital Media / Modern Communication
|Price in Rs. 419.30||Price in (USA) $. 33.544000000000004|
Bose lived a dream - a dream that the dedicated and the restless youth of India had dreamt for decades and for daring to make that dream into a reality, several had gone to the gallows with a smile on their faces.
-Colonel Mahboob Ahmad, Military Secretary to Netaji
Bose lost his life for the country and he is not given the recognition he deserves. What upsets me is that he has not been given his due even in the writing of history... We desperately need someone like him, someone who is not self-seeking but can put the country before himself. The idea of being an Indian is dying out.
- Mrs. Zeenal Ahmad, Wife and companion to Colonel Mahboob Ahmad
Netaji contributed towards the obtaining of India's freedom, although not everybody approved of his methods. I do not regret the fact that in the beginning of his career my name was linked with his. We both of us each in his own way helped to make modern India.
-Edward Farley Oaten, Professor, Presidency College, Calcutta
Bose's life was an example of tyag or renunciation of power and privilege. Netaji has been neglected in official histories and textbooks and by court historians in post-independence India. He looms large in popular memory, not Justin Bengal, but throughout the subcontinent.
- Professor Sugata Bose, grand-nephew of Subhas Chandra Bose, Gardiner Professor of Oceanic History, Harvard University, U.S.A., and Member of Parliament in the current Lok Sabha.
Had Netaji been present when the tricolour was unfurled at the Red fort in Delhi on 15" August 1947, who knows India's "tryst with destiny" may have been spectacularly resonant with Tagore's "Heaven of Freedom."
- Nibir K. Ghosh, Chief Editor, Re-Markings
As an adolescent, Subhas Chandra Bose had questioned his mother, "Will the condition of our country continue to go from bad to worse - will not any son of Mother India in distress, in total disregard of his selfish interests, dedicate his whole life to the cause of the Mother?"
Intuitively aware of his own destiny as the selfsame gallant knight of "Mother India in distress," Bose was largely instrumental in hastening the departure of the British Empire from the soil of India by virtue of his undisputed military valour and inspiring leadership of the I.N.A. Yet, despite the reluctant and grudging testimony of the likes of Lord Mountbatten and Clement Atlee, it is passing strange that narratives of his stellar role in the Indian freedom struggle continue to languish in the anonymous corridors of History. This Special Number of Re-Markings addresses every possible aspect of Bose's life, work and writings and also dwells upon related issues of contemporary relevance like women empowerment, communal amity, economic planning, caste/class dichotomy, make-in-lndia initiative, role of media in state governance, corruption in high places, that Bose had been concerned with in his perpetual 'discovery of India.' The volume is bound to be of abiding interest for everyone interested in the remaking of a nation in consonance with the legacy bequeathed to us by the immortal legend of India's freedom.
Dr. Nibir K. Ghosh, founder Chief Editor of Re-Markings, is UGC Emeritus Professor in the Department of English Studies & Research at Agra College, Agra. A Senior Fulbright Fellow at the University of Washington, Seattle, U.S.A. during 2003-04, he is the author of widely acclaimed books like Calculus of Power: Modem American Political Novel, W.H. Auden: Therapeutic Fountain, Multicultural America: Conversations with Contemporary Authors among a dozen others. An eminent scholar and critic of American, British and Postcolonial literatures, he has published over 170 articles and scholarly essays on various political, socio-cultural and feminist issues in prestigious national and international journals.
Dr. A Karunaker is Professor of English at Osmania University, Hyderabad. He is currently Director, Osmania University Centre for International Programs (formerly A.S.R.C.), Hyderabad. Author of Racial Mountain and Essays of James Baldwin, he has co-edited Perspectives on Legends of American Theatre and Mirrors and Lamps besides publishing many scholarly articles.
Dr. Sunita Rani Ghosh is Associate Professor in the Department of Hindi Studies & Research at Agra College, Agra. She was Visiting Scholar in the Department of Asian Languages in University of Washington, Seattle, U.S.A. during 2003-04. Her writings have appeared in reputed national and international journals and magazines. She has edited Erasing Barricades: Woman in Indian Literature and Gandhi and His Soulforce Mission. Her essay "Bani Rahengi Kitaben" is prescribed in the Foundation Course for undergraduate students in M.P Government degree