I’ll look forward to reading it. Completely agree that today on account of a false narrative that has been fed to us consistently by our colonial masters and their slaves, viz. Marxist communists and Gandhians we have a one sided picture of Indian freedom Movement and extremely lopsided view of Japan and even for that matter our own heritage, legacy and culture. Our cultural conquest started with Islamic aggression and was completed with British imperialism. What remained was a vast propaganda machine which obfuscated the truth. Now with the availability of information in the digital age, serious truth seekers can find the true stories if they want to discover. There are renewed interests in India about her heroes esp. as the younger generations don’t have any icon to look forward to and are on a dangerous and slopy path of self destruction through the loss of heritage, culture and legacy.
It is wonderful to see people like you rising above barriers to discover the hidden gems of human civilisation. People like Rash Behari Bose are shining light for our civilization, through their selflessness, courage, conviction about the triumph of truth and above all spirit of renunciation, to embrace all hardships for their ideals.
Also quite understand that narratives are often second hand and more importantly history is often written by the one who achieves victory and their perspectives are often coloured. So it is important for us to know what Rash Behari Bose did in the last 30 years of his life as there is hardly any material in India or for that matter interest in Indian researchers about him. The reason being, for the past 60 years Indian history was dominated by one class of intellectuals whose only effort was to establish certain vested ideologies. They are court historians of Indian elites and ruling classes and they did not want the truth to come out that would disturb their own agenda.
There is a picture on internet of Rabindranath Tagore with Rash Behari Bose and his Japanese family. If possible can you please check when did Tagore meet Bose in Japan? Initially though Tagore had an aversion against violence and wrote against Nationalism and revolutionaries, in his later days his worldview changed a lot and he was very close with Netaji and supported him whole heartedly despite the latter’s ideology contradicting his own. Wish to know if he had the same change of heart for Rash Behari Bose.
There are many legends in India about how Rash Behari used to deceive British police through his uncanny ability to act like anyone and change his appearance in a short notice, like his escapes as an Oriya servant, or an aged Anglo Indian violin maestro etc. Well known author Sarat Chandra Chatterjee created his famous character in his Bengali Novel Pather Dabi ( the quest for the path), Sabyasachi , in the image of Rash Behari Bose. Like Rash Behari Sabyasachi or doctor was a master of disguise. Like him he was carrying out a huge uprising against the British at an international level using Burma as base. But his plans failed owing to treachery and betrayals. But Sabyasachi was not disheartened. He would continue his fight, in another form, from another country until he could free his country from British tyranny.
There is an article by Sanchari Pal in the website http://www.thebetterindia.com on Rash Behari Bose which shows that young India is slowly but surely looking for the truth. Your contribution at this juncture is extremely valuable. I have already done a Facebook post on your book.
Thanks again for all the great work that you are doing. May the blessings of Rash Behari and other unsung heroes be always with you.
Thank you for sharing your thoughts. One of the great side effects of this project has been meeting intelligent truth-seekers such as yourself. It gives one hope for the future.
Rabindranath Tagore is discussed in later volumes, and the dates that he visited Rash Behari Bose in Japan are also given. I will release the books one step at a time, as a great deal of time and effort is required to make them publishable. India has waited over 70 years to know the truth of Rash Behari Bose’s words, during which time, numerous British-Indian authors have concocted stories about him. I am aware that certain such lies are growing bigger. I would like the Indian people to know the truth as soon as possible, however the fact is that the majority are still not interested in knowing the truth. The reason for this is that they do not know how valuable it is to know Rash Behari Bose’s true words, and how harmful it is to continue on without knowing. In 70 years, there should surely have been an Indian who could have learnt old Japanese and read the words of Rash Behari Bose for himself, as Bose was able to learn Japanese in a matter of months. It is possible, and yet none have done so.
Some Indians have offered to sponsor publication of the books, but I sensed that they only wanted to use Rash Behari Bose’s name to bolster Subhas Chandra Bose, and to achieve their own financial gain. This is the reason why I have opted to publish independently on Amazon Kindle, rather than distorting the truth simply to publish in paper form. To this, Indians reply that they will not read the eBook, and are waiting for a hard copy. After so long, the truth is being presented, but they do not wish to know it because of the format in which it is published. It is disheartening to see how shallow the desire for knowledge is.
Regarding the tales of Rash Behari Bose’s numerous disguises and ability to deceive the police, such sensationalized stories are created by authors so that their work sells. There were two major factors that allowed Rash Behari Bose to remain safe. One was that, in those days, there were still a great deal of Indians with good hearts who wished for true Indian independence. Their support and aid was indispensable to Rash Behari Bose. The second cannot be explained by anything other than divine protection. He faced countless dangerous situations, and always escaped unscathed until Indian independence was made absolutely impossible at the hands of British-Indians. Until that time, Bose continued to thrive. If this cannot explain it, I do not know what can.
Such a magnificent man who did such magnificent work — this is a man that all Indians should be proud of.
Thanks again for your support.