History of independence movement should be rewritten: Madhuri Bose

Netaji’s grand niece and human rights activist Madhuri Bose, who lives in the UK, said the history of India’s independence movement should be rewritten to include more details about the daring exploits of Subhas Chandra Bose and his elder brother Sarat Chandra Bose from the 1920s right upto 1947.

Madhuri Bose, who is scheduled to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi to officially present a copy of her new book, “Bose brothers and India’s independence: An insider’s account” later this week, will expose unknown facts about Subhas Chandra Bose and Sarat Chandra Bose, in the form of their unpublished letters in the book. 

“In a candid letter, written in 1920 from a jail in Mandalay, Netaji talks about formulating an ethical code of conduct for Indians. This letter proves that Netaji was completely anti-corruption in his political ideology. I can only think of Swami Vivekananda — whom Netaji admired — who thought on similar lines on the future of India,” Madhuri Bose told Millennium Post.

Madhuri Bose also said that history text-books should throw more light on Netaji’s elder brother, freedom-fighter Sarat Chandra Bose’ s political thoughts and activities, since Sarat Bose raised his voice against the Partition of India till his very death in 1950. 

“The Congress had given up on United India, the reason why Sarat Bose quit the party after serving it for decades. The last two chapters of my book focus on this subject,” said Madhuri Bose.

The book also talks about the interactions of the two freedom fighters with contemporary leaders like Chittaranjan Das, Jinnah, Motilal and Jawaharlal Nehru, Vallabhbhai Patel and Gandhi down the years to the Partition in 1947.

Madhuri Bose — on meeting the PM in New Delhi — will also request him to fulfill his commitment on declassifying all secret files related to Netaji and all other family members.
Nandini Guha

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