During my school days I was a voracious reader of novels and short stories. One day Appan told me that kind of reading alone was not sufficient, that I should broaden my coverage of different subjects.
He gave me an article by Nagavally RS Kurup on Netaji Subash Chandra Bose in a magazine. This was shortly after the trial of Indian National Army (INA) personnel in the Red Fort was over. I found the piece of writing fascinating and read up everything I could about Netaji and the INA.
I often feel that the story of this great leader and the brave men who took up arms with him to fight for
It was unfortunate that Gandhiji and Netaji did not see eye to eye on important matters. If they had stood together, perhaps the partition of
I hope to write a full fledged article about Netaji Subash Chandra Bose. This is only a brief note.
How many Indian school children know that Bose had established a Government for Free India (Azad Hind) which had an army, a central bank, postal department etc?
I used to collect stamps in my school days. My favorite was this set of Azad Hind stamps:
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