Subhas Chandra Bose was an Indian nationalist whose defiant patriotism made him a hero in India, but whose attempt during World War II to rid India of British rule with the help of Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan left a troubled legacy. The honorific Netaji, first applied in early 1942 to Bose in Germany by the Indian soldiers of the Indische Legion and by the German and Indian officials in the Special Bureau for India in Berlin, was later used throughout India.
On the occasion of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Jayanti, we put together a special panel of guests to remember Netaji's impact on nascent India. In this special episode of the Bharatvaarta podcast, Vivek Khaitan and Abhishek Bannerjee deconstruct the life and deeds of Subhash Chandra Bose, from his relationship with the Indian National Congress to his death, which is shrouded in mystery to this day. We also explore some interesting counterfactuals, such as Bose holding on to the INC's leadership position or him returning to India after his death.
We also look into Bose's infamous relationship with the Axis powers, the formation of the INA and the role it played in the freedom struggle, and his significance in modern India. We end by exploring the current effort to resurrect his legacy by the ruling BJP party.
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