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 Free India Radio, Saigon (in Hindustani)

On the occasion of the 75th birthday of Gandhiji Mr SC Bose expressed his joy and prayed for the health and long life of the Mahatma, says a representative of the Domei Agency who had an interview with the Commander of the India National Army. Mr Bose was confident of receiving encouragement from the Mahatma on the Army's determination to free India from the British. Mr Bose said that he believed that 'non-violence' was an effective weapon against the tyrant and those who have thoroughly studied the Mahatma's ideology will never doubt that it stands for an honourable and just aim. He recalled his last meeting with Gandhiji when the creed of non-violence was discussed before many national leaders. The Mahatma did not agree with Mr Bose when he declared non-violence ineffective and laughed off his remark that he would like to follow violent means to achieve freedom saying that he would congratulate him (Bose) with all his heart if he were successful."