Two heroes

Print edition : January 09, 2015

May 13,1938: Subhas Chandra Bose and Jawaharlal Nehru at a public meeting in Bombay. For Nehru, non-violence was a conviction; for Bose, a convenience. Photo: THE HINDU ARCHIVES

February 1938: Gandhi and Bose at the Haripura Congress. Bose often thought Gandhi to be out of touch with political reality and political necessity. Photo: THE HINDU ARCHIVES

Rudrangshu Mukherjee emerges as the A.J.P. Taylor of modern Indian history with Nehru & Bose, his masterpiece on the lives of freedom’s co- workers that “could have no tryst”.
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