Krishna’s account, beautifully told, of her childhood, adolescence and young adulthood. The coming-of-age saga is set in the context of the tumultuous events she experienced as she grew up: World War II, the Bengal Famine, the INA Red Fort Trials, the Great Calcutta Killings, Partition. A compelling history of the times, narrated from a personal perspective. Ananda Publishers, Kolkata.
Bumbito is a 14-year-old boy who gets embroiled in thrilling adventures while on holiday with his parents at various places, in India and abroad. The locations of the ten stories range from Kolkata, Shantiniketan, Manipur and Bhutan to Egypt, Paris, Copenhagen, Boston and London. Krishna Bose loosely modelled the character Bumbito on her younger son Sumantra (Bumba). Ananda Publishers, Kolkata.
The story of Netaji’s relationship with Emilie Schenkl, the Austrian woman from Vienna who became his wife. The definitive account of the most personal aspect of Netaji’s life. Written with great sensitivity, the book draws on Krishna’s close friendship with Emilie from 1959 until her death in 1996. Illustrated with 48 photographs from archives and family albums. Niyogi Books, New Delhi.
A wonderful compilation of twelve travel stories published over the years in the popular Bengali travel magazine Bhraman. In her simple style, Krishna Bose brings to vivid life Kashmir and Ladakh, the Indian Ocean and the Bay of Bengal, Vietnam and Cambodia, China and Singapore, Boston and London, Oxford and Cambridge, Bavaria and Austria, Egypt, Pakistan, Penang, Darjeeling. Illustrated with 16 photographs.
Krishna Bose’s deeply personal reflection on her spiritual journey from childhood to old age. She wrote this extended essay a few months after suffering a stroke in March 2016. It was first published as a highlight of the Durga Puja edition of the Bengali magazine Desh in autumn 2016, and released as a book in August 2019. The essay, which describes her personal quest throughout her life to find and connect with the Supreme Being, explores the meaning of true spirituality and is a profound work of moral philosophy. Sutradhar Publishers, Kolkata.