After seeing the great performance of ‘7 Books you should read to know who Bhagat Singh actually was‘, we decided to write something similar for other Freedom Fighters and who could have been better for that than Bose!
‘Born in 23rd January 1897, in Cuttack in Odhisa (then Orissa), Netaji 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’, says Wikipedia.
तुम मुझे खून दो, मैं तुम्हें आजादी दूंगा!
To delve you better into his works and life, we have prepared this list of top 7 books on Netaji Subhas Chandra. Here we go:
Subhash Chandra Bose
This book is special because it’s written from the perspective of Britishers like what do they felt about Netaji Subhas Bose (views from the other side).
But the most amazing thing about this book and the reason why I have put it in the first place is that it’s written by Hugh Toye. The same man who led the manhunt against him. Hugh Toye was the British military intelligence officer appointed to track down Netaji and Indian National Army.
Read this book to know what Britishers thought of the man they feared the most amongst other freedom fighters.
India’s Biggest Cover-Up
A well-researched detailed book that talks about basically all the theories that people have about Netaji Subhas Bose. From the mystery of the INA treasure to different conspiracy theories each one has been well researched.
To everyone who thinks that Netaji didn’t get the respect he deserved (or he deserves way much more), you need to read this book. It’s a must-read for every Indian especially for the students of journalism, law, politics, and history.
An Indian Pilgrim: An Unfinished Autobiography
Bose Subhas Chandra
This book is written by Netaji himself! Do I have to say more?
The Indian Struggle 1920-1942
Bose Sisir K. & Boe Sugata
This book shows how Gandhi undermined the freedom movement of India for his lack of judicious understanding of the political situation which is the main reason for the rift between Subhas and him.
Penned by Netaji himself, this authentic and interesting account will help you understand his viewpoint on Gandhiji’s stand on various issues during an important era of the freedom struggle.
BOSE An Indian Samurai
Maj Gen GD Bakshi
This book deals with whatever Subhas Bose, India’s legendary leader, did for India, in great detail.
Written by GD Bakshi who has served in the army for 37 years and was a part of Jammu & Kashmir rifles, it’s a mind-opening book. A book that should be in every library!
Brothers Against the Raj
Leonard a Gordan
Brothers Against the Raj is the definitive biography of the Bose brothers (Subhas & Sarat Chandra Bose), placing them in the context of the Indian freedom struggle and the turbulent international politics of the period.
Leonard A. Gordon uses material gathered from archives, records and over 150 interviews he conducted with the brothers’ political contemporaries and family members, as well as hundreds of unpublished letters, to bring to life once more two of India’s most controversial leaders during one of the most significant epochs in Indian history.
Back from the Dead
The most authentic book about Bose’s life, his alleged plane crash theory, its after effects, and what did actually happened to him. A must-read along with India’s Biggest Coverup.
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I hope you liked our top 7 books on Netaji. If you think that we’ve missed some book in here, then do let us know in the comments below and we’ll look up & update the list.
Happy Reading 🙂