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Bose or Gandhi: Who can historians claim got India her freedom?

NEW DELHI India -- BOSE or GANDHI: Who Got India Her Freedom? – 2018 by SM, VSM (Retd) Maj Gen (Dr) GD Bakshi (Author) Paperback Rs 500.00 https://www.amazon.in/BOSE-GANDHI-Who-India-Freedom/dp/9387324672

This book seeks to answer a seminal question about Nation state formation in Post-Colonial India, "Who got us our freedom and how?" writes Swami Anand Kul Bhushan.

Was it due to the violence of Bose and his Indian National Army (INA) - or was it due to the peaceful and non-violent agitation of Mahatma Gandhi?
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Where we are going depends a lot on where we came from.

The author has painstakingly analysed the documents now available in the British Transfer of Power Archives.

He has methodically identified the key British decision makers in London and New Delhi in the critical period from 1945-1947, and examined their letters and reports about the INA trials and their violent aftermath (November-December 1945) and then the mutiny in the Royal Indian Navy (February 1946)

Relevant letters from the Viceroy and
military appreciation of the situation by
Field Marshal Auchinleck, with Original
Letters from the Prime Minister Lord
Clement Attlee and Secretary of State for
India, Pethik Lawerence

Relevant letters from the Viceroy and military appreciation of the situation by Field Marshal Auchinleck, with reports from the Governors of the various provinces, as also the report of the Director IB, have been reproduced in the original with Letters from the Prime Minister Lord Clement Attlee and Secretary of State for India, Pethik Lawerence.

 

Talented Indian artist Pratiksha Apurv provides rare Treasure for Art Aficionados and Spiritual Seekers | Coastweek

NEW DELHI India -- BOSE or GANDHI: Who Got India Her Freedom? – 2018 by SM, VSM (Retd) Maj Gen (Dr) GD Bakshi (Author) Paperback Rs 500.00
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The documentary paper trail is chillingly clear.

The British were shaken by the wide spread violence in support of the INA and the serious question mark it raised about the continued loyalty of some 2.5 million Indian soldiers then being de-mobilized after the war.
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There were less than 40,000 British troops in India then.

They were war-weary and home-sick.

How could they have quelled a revolt by 2.5 million combat hardened Indian soldiers?

It was this stark maths that forced the British to leave when they did.

 
 

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