Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose
Renunciation and Realization (Volume 4): Correspondence 1926–1932
Subhas Chandra Bose came to regard tyaga and amrita
(renunciation and realization) as “two faces of the same medal” during
his long stay in Mandalay Jail. “To attain hundred per cent and to
sacrifice hundred per cent”, he proclaimed, had become a passion with
This volume opens with Bose’s prison letters written during the last
year he spent in Burmese prisons in 1926–1927 (plus twenty earlier
unpublished letters of 1925). Between 1928 and 1931 Subhas was in and
out of prison, even as he emerged as the leader of students, youth and
labour across India.
The volume closes with another set of his prison letters written from
many different jails during the second phase of the civil disobedience
movement in 1932.
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