Netaji: Rediscovered

by Kanailal Basu



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/20/2009

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 504
ISBN : 9781434366320

About the Book

A book written exclusively on Subhas Chandra Bose - his family, education, political life, and his struggle for Indian freedom. Readers will find it interesting to know his adventurous submarine journey from Germany to South East Asia which is unparallel in the World history. The facts of establishing the Provisional Azad Hind Government recognised by nine sovereign states of the world and also the formation of Indian National Army by him to fight against the British is no less interesting. His mysterious disappearance and the fake story of his death in an air crash still remain unanswered.


The Government of India tried thrice in 1956, 1970 and in 1999 to solve the Netaji’s mysterious disappearance by setting up committees or commissions but the mystery remains. This is something unique in World history.


Shah Nawaz Committee (1956) and Khosla Commission (1970) set up by the Government of India reported that Netaji died in an air crash in Taihoku, Taipei, on August 18, 1945. But Justice Mukherjee Commission (1999) opined that there was no such air crash at all.


The chapter ‘Unforgettable Past’ has added special importance to the book. It is a chronology of events in Netaji’s life and activities.

About the Author

Youngest son of Late Jnanendranath Basu and Late Bejoyabala Basu, Kanailal Basu was born in Calcutta in August 1922. He graduated from the University of Calcutta in 1943. Under the guidance of his uncle Late Suresh Ch. Mazumdar, a founder of the Ananda Bazar Group of Publications, he joined Ananda Bazar Patrika as a journalist in 1948. Basu contributed a great number of articles in Ananda Bazar Patrika, Hindusthan Standard, Desh (weekly) and other publications. His first Bengali book Noakhalir Patabhumikay Gandhiji was published in 1946. Since then he has published several books. A freedom fighter, he was imprisoned and tortured by the British police.


Basu came in direct contact with Subhas Chandra Bose in 1936 and became his ardent follower. He participated as a deponent in the proceedings of Justice Mukherjee Commission of Inquiry on the Alleged Disappearance of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose in Calcutta.