Subhash Chandra Bose – Correct the Indian history

By: Shreepal Singh

Being brilliant in many spheres of human endeavor, India as a nation has been a colossal failure in many others. One such failure is its sense of history. It is not only the absence of cleanliness and all-pervading culture of hypocrisy that have been plaguing this country; there is also a complete loss of the sense here of putting the history in correct perspectives. It is not a nationalist call for an Indo-centric academic effort; it is a call for resorting to industry to go and find out the real facts so that the history is put in right perspective for the coming generations of this country.

There are historians in this country who have spent their life-time in cultivating their brand-names by finding out things of trivial historical importance, like ‘it was a fact’ that during the Rig-Vedic period Aryans (or modern equivalent of Hindus) were not vegetarians but ate meat'; that 'it was a fact' that for a few centuries before and after the beginning of Christian eraHindus persecuted Buddhists’ in India; or, that so-called ‘upper caste Hindus’ had been ‘socially tormenting the lower caste Shudras’ for millenniums, etc. In fact, these pseudo-historians are the foot-soldiers of the imperialists’ Grand Design – the imperialists who are the modern Avatar of the yore against whom Bose had fought and their Grand Design of ‘Breaking India’.

The history relating to Subhash Chandra Bose, his ‘Azad Hind Fauz’ and the heroic battle of this army with the army of the British rulers of India has been distorted by the acts of obliteration, omission and commission. It is still happening in India, which is free now.

You just have a look at the material available on the internet that is related to the battle of INA with the British forces at Imphal and Kohima in Nagaland and you will find out how the history has been distorted. These battles have been narrated as the Japanese aggression against mainland India, where the British forces fought their “Stalingrad of the East” war against the enemy-aggressors. There is no whisper of the word INA and the sacrifices made by the Indian soldiers under the command of Netaji.

Was it indeed the Japanese aggression? Or, was it an assault on the British rulers of India under the leadership of Netaji with the assistance of Japanese? Historian Giles Mac Donough wrote a book ‘A Good German: Adam Von Trott solz’ about the real happenings in Germany under the rule of Adolph Hitler and how some people were resisting the Furer under the Nazi rule. Before writing this book, Giles made an extensive research into the subject. He met individuals who had first-hand information of the events and poured into the available records to put the history straight. How many of the Indian historians took the pains to go to Kohima in Nagaland and to Japan to get a first-hand information about this battle; looked into the Japanese military / archives records to count the heads of Indians of INA or of Japanese who had fought that battle; and call the bluff of this battle as a Japanese aggression?

By this distorted history of INA and its battle with the British forces in India, we are being ashamed of Bose and his INA.

You go to this website and see that on the “Kohima War Cemetary” reads an epithet in honor of a British soldier who laid down his life in this battle: “When you go home, tell them of us and say, For your tomorrow, we gave our today”. Did no Indian soldier of INA under the command of Bose lay down his life for the cause of India in this battle? There is no place in free India for Indians for a War Memorial of those who fought and laid down their lives in this battle.

You visit these website to find out how the history has been distorted by omitting role or reference to INA and Bose:

(1) Wikipedia

(2) This website

(3) Wikipedia

Indeed, the history of India written in the last 60 years does not commemorate the sons and daughters of this country who laid down their lives for the cause of their mother land.

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  1. powerandprivilege
    Mar 18, 2015 @ 05:49:36

    The second paragraph is confusing. Perhaps you ought to clarify that these historians were delusional.

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      Mar 18, 2015 @ 07:52:32

      The second paragraph says that there are certain historians in India who have cultivated their brand name by serving as “foot soldiers”and “sepoy” of the new colonialists’ “Breaking India Project” by searching into a few and far incidents of what they say and projecting them as a common phenomenon.

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