Subhas Chandra Bose

Subhas Chandra Bose alias Netaji was born on January 23, 1897, in Orissa (now Odisha).

He was an Indian revolutionary prominent that led to the independence movement in India against the British.

But that’s not all.

He was also a key ally leading the Indian National force from abroad in resisting the western powers during World War II.

Bose was synonymous of his militant approach to Independence and the push for social policies.

Civil disobedience started in 1930 at a time where Bose was in detention because of his association with an underground revolutionary group.

While in prison, he was elected as a mayor. He was released and rearrested against for his suspected violent acts.

Later Bose was allowed to travel in Europe when he contracted tuberculosis.

While in exile and his deteriorating health, he wrote the Indian struggle in 1920 to 1934. Bose was against Gandhi’s conservative economic and less confrontational approach.

In 1938, he became the President of Indian National Congress, which came up with policies of Industrialization. Well, this was against Gandhian Economic thought which advocated for Cottage industries.

On July 4, he took over the leadership of the Indian Independence Movement in East Asia and got support and aid from Japan.

Japan assisted Bose with 40,000 troops. Bose’s fortune ended when Japan was defeated. He later died in an August 1945 in an air crash.


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