At the recent The Hindu Lit for Life 2016 event, Rudrangshu Mukherjee introduced his book – “Nehru & Bose: Parallel Lives”. It’s a parallel biography of two important people – Nehru and Bose, who worked towards achieving independence for India, apart from Gandhi, in their own ways.
If you thought Nehru and Subhas Chandra Bose were not so friendly throughout their lives, you need to read this book. The author says,
“Animosity is the farthest word I would associate between these two people – it was actually friendship that existed. But that friendship did not blossom due to the untimely disappearance of one person.”
“Between the relationship of Subhas and Nehru was Gandhi. So this book is a triangle of how the lives of these three people intersects.”
“Right from the day they met, Subhas’ attitude towards Gandhi was skepticism.”
“No other leader expressed his differences on Gandhi as explicitly as Nehru.”
“My father was an admirer of Nehru. So I wrote this book a bit against my father, if I can say that.”
“The only person who was with Jawaharlal Nehru when Kamala Nehru died was Subhas Chandra Bose. That is when I realized there was more than friendship between the two.”
If you are already intrigued, go check out the book form here.