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 Singapore Radio

Speaking on the occasion of the second anniversary of Pearl Harbour, Sjt. SC Bose said that December 8, 1941, was an important and fateful day in world history as it was on that day that Asia set out along the road to freedom. He added: “All East Asia today stands united under Japan, determined to drive the Anglo-Americans out of Asia. East Asia has now become a stronghold of freedom, which the enemy cannot enter. I am certain that the British will have to flee from India as soon as the combined forces of the East Asiatic nations launch their attack. Though sometime back the Indians sympathised with China in her fight against Japan, the Indians have changed their opinion now. I feel that the Chinese, like the Indians, should not forget national interests. I am not advising my Chinese brethren to lose their honour, I want them to preserve it. The Chinese fought against Japan even after she had handed over all occupied-China to the Chinese National Government of Wang Ching-Wei. China's position will only improve when she ceases to fight Japan and comes to an honourable settlement with her. Two things are essential for the progress of East Asia. They are: Chinese freedom, and India's liberation from Anglo-American clutches.”