Recollections and reflections

Reminiscences, Rafi Ahmad Kidwai

I first came in contact with Subhas Bose in 1923 at Delhi when the Congress was divided into two groups over the question of what was known as 'Council Entry.'...Subhas Babu, as the favourite lieutenant of Deshabandhu, was playing a prominent part in the controversy. more>>

Broadcast by Rangoon Radio

'On Tuesday, Mr SC Bose declared at a Press interview: “While the Indian National Army, in collaboration with the Japanese Army, continues its military operations against the Anglo-Americans, great efforts are being made in the work of reconstruction in the liberated territories. The main task of the new administration is to create a new political, economic and social order by which a better life for the Indians may be secured. During the last month, 3,000,000 Indians in East Asia have supported our national movement. One industrialist has placed his factories unconditionally at our disposal, and a second has offered us his entire property.” Commenting on the effect of the Indian Independence Movement upon the enemy and the Indian people, Mr SG Bose declared that the policy of the British Indian Government of keeping secret the advance of the Indian National Army has made the Indian population very indignant. They have already learnt of its success from American and neutral sources and the number of Indians rallying to the Indian National Army's support is increasing enormously.