Contents: Preface. 1. The Family of the Boses. 2. Life at 38/1 Elgin Road. 3. The Leader in the Making. 4. Building 1, Woodburn Park. 5. The Years of turmoil. 6. Prison and Chocolate cake. 7. Officialdom at Delhi – An Interlude. 8. The Call to Battle. 9. Visiting Europe 1948-49. 10. The Stormy Years. 11. The Last Years.
The contribution of the Bose Brothers, Sarat Chandra and Subhas Chandra to India’s freedom movement is immense. In particular, their vision of Independent India, stands unmatched and has been written about by many scholars and political thinkers. In this book, the daughter of Sarat Chandra writes about her father, the pater noir of the Bose family-giving an inside view-of reminiscences of a truly outstanding lawyer and a rebellious political leader, who sacrificed his life, but never compromised an iota on his own ideals and principles. It is a family story sensitively told of these two players on the Indian political playfield, with occasional mention of others who came in close contact with them. It is a sequel of Chitra’s book on her mother Bivabati, Mother of My Heart, which was published last year.