From inaugurating museum to declassifying 'Netaji Files', BJP has often appropriated Bose's legacy to make inroads in Bengal
Despite not adhering to Jawaharlal Nehru and Mahatma Gandhi's non-violent worldview, Bose recognised the fact that they all shared the same purpose for India – end of colonial rule.
In her book A Revolutionary History of Interwar India, Kama Maclean looks at the Hindustan Socialist Republican Army of Chandrashekhar Azad and Bhagat Singh
In the book, Dhar claims: "Despite there being several reports alluding to Netaji's presence in Russia, the (Indian) government never asked the Soviets to state facts, much less applied diplomatic pressure to extract the truth."
My great aunt was made of stern stuff. All those British lathis she had to face must have made her tough relatives said. On Independence Day, Sandip Roy remembers a freedom fighter he only knew as a grandmother.