A priceless collection of Krishna Bose's seminal writings on Netaji's life and his struggle for India's freedom. Consisting of eighteen articles, most of which were published and previously available only in Bengali, the book traverses Netaji's life from childhood to his mortal end in August 1945. Krishna Bose (1930-2020) was intimately acquainted with both the key people and the important places in Netaji's life, and this book vividly reveals Subhas Chandra Bose the human being as well as the legendary freedom fighter. In her eminently readable story-telling style, Krishna Bose provides striking insights into Netaji's personal relationships, political motivations, and the epic journeys and daring military campaigns he undertook to secure India's freedom. This prime selection of Krishna Bose's lifetime of work on Netaji has been compiled, edited and translated (from Bengali) by her son Sumantra Bose. Published in August 2022 to coincide with the 75th anniversary of Indian independence, it is a nationwide bestseller in India.
An omnibus anthology of over 100 articles and essays published by Krishna Bose from 1951 to 2020. It reflects the stunning range of Krishna Bose's writing, from Netaji and the struggle for India's freedom to modern art and literary criticism, and the social and political problems of 21st-century West Bengal and India. Compiled and edited by Sumantra Bose. Ananda Publishers, Kolkata.
The seminal book on Netaji’s activities in Europe in the 1930s and 1940s. The book is based on a six-week research tour of West and East Germany, Czechoslovakia, Switzerland, Austria and England undertaken by Sisir and Krishna Bose in 1971. Ananda Publishers, Kolkata.
The seminal book on Netaji’s leadership of the Indian National Army and the Azad Hind Movement in Southeast Asia from 1943 to 1945. The book is based on a month-long research tour of Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand undertaken by Sisir and Krishna Bose in 1979. Ananda Publishers, Kolkata.
A priceless collection of 22 articles and essays published by Krishna Bose between the early 1960s and the early 1990s. The collection is a treasure-trove of information on various aspects of Netaji’s life and struggles, as well as on the INA and the Azad Hind Movement. Ananda Publishers, Kolkata.
This little gem of a book tells the story of how the author experienced the turbulent coming of India’s independence, and the partition. as a teenaged girl. That account is prefaced by her everyday memories of growing up in colonized India, and the story of her family’s origins in East Bengal. Ananda Publishers, Kolkata.
A succinct account of Netaji’s life, suitable for school children. The book went into its seventh edition in 2018. Rupa Publications, New Delhi.
The Bengali translation of Netaji: A Biography for the Young. Rupa and Company, Calcutta.
This book tells the story of Krishna’s coming as a bride to 1 Woodburn Park, Calcutta—the historic house built by her father-in-law Sarat Chandra Bose in 1927—after her marriage to Dr Sisir Kumar Bose in December 1955. It is a fascinating portrait of the Bose household in the second half of the 1950s. It also contains a gripping account of her sojourn with Sisir in the United States (mainly Boston) in 1958-59, and their return to the Woodburn Park residence in 1960. Ananda Publishers, Kolkata.
A deeply moving account of Krishna’s life of 45 years with her husband, Dr Sisir Kumar Bose, written after his death on September 30, 2000. Ananda Publishers, Kolkata.
This is Krishna Bose’s account of her remarkable experiences as a Member of Parliament, elected three times consecutively to the Lok Sabha from the Jadavpur constituency in Greater Kolkata, West Bengal. It is an invaluable record of India’s politics in a time of transition at the turn of the century (1996-2004). The book includes an account of Krishna’s life before politics as well. Of particular interest is Krishna’s account of her role as the extremely active Chairperson of the parliamentary standing committee on external (foreign) affairs from 1999 to 2004. Penguin Books (Viking imprint), New Delhi. An updated paperback edition, with a new postscript, was published by Penguin Books in 2015.
The Bengali version of An Outsider in Politics. Ananda Publishers, Kolkata.