Subhas Chandra Bose In Nazi Germany: Politics, Intelligence, and Propaganda 1941-43 (Columbia/Hurst)

By: Hayes, Romain

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On April 3, 1941, a man claiming to be an Italian diplomat arrived in Berlin, demanding to meet with Ernst Woermann, Germany's undersecretary of state. Woermann listened carefully to the man's plans, which sought to create a government in exile and launch a military strike against a shared enemy. The government the diplomat planned would be Indian, and the target would be British India. "Orlando Mazzotta" was in fact Subhas Chandra Bose, an Indian leftist radical nationalist and former president of the Indian National Congress. Just a few months earlier Bose had escaped from Calcutta with the help of German and Italian officials. One of India's national icons, practically on par with Gandhi, Bose eventually became a hero of the anticolonial resistance, establishing the Indian National Army and recruiting thousands to fight imperial power.

Despite the strategic benefits of partnering with Bose, the Nazis did not know what to do with him, and the rebel's irrepressible radicalism only further complicated their overlapping aims. Very little has been published on Bose's activities in Nazi Germany and his overtures to fascist regimes. Romain Hayes is the first to focus exclusively on Bose's interactions with Nazi Germany during the Second World War, making extensive use of German, Indian, and British sources, including memoranda, notes, minutes, reports, telegrams, letters, and broadcasts. He also draws on rare materials from recently released German archives. Hayes ultimately reveals lesser known aspects of Nazi foreign policy and challenges Ghandi-centric portrayals of the Indian independence movement.

Title: Subhas Chandra Bose In Nazi Germany: Politics, Intelligence, and Propaganda 1941-43 (Columbia/Hurst)

Author Name: Hayes, Romain

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Publisher: Columbia University Press:

ISBN Number: 0231702345

ISBN Number 13: 9780231702348

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

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