Chalo Delhi - Netaji Collected Works  Volume 12

Chalo Delhi - Netaji Collected Works Volume 12

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Author: Subhas Chandra Bose
Editor(s): Sisir K Bose/ Sugata Bose
Publisher: Permanent Black
Year: 2007
Language: English
Pages: 450
ISBN/UPC (if available): 817824179X


After a perilous ninety-day submarine voyage, Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose arrived in Southeast Asia on 6 May 1943 to lead the Indian independence movement. ‘Only when the blood of freedom loving Indians begins to flow’, he declared in one of his broadcasts in June 1943, ‘Will India attain her freedom.’ In his last message, on 15 august 1945, he argued faith in India’s destiny and expressed confidence that ‘India shall be free and before long.

Volume 12 of Netaji’s Collected Works brings together all his speeches and writings as leader of the Azad Hind movement from June 1943 to August 1945. His stirring speeches in Singapore, Malaya, and Burma electrified massive audiences of civilians and soldiers, united Indian of all religions, and inspired them to join the march towards Delhi.

The Proclamation of the Provisional Government of Azad Hind (Free India) in Singapore on 21 October 1943 blends erudition and passion. Netaji’s radio address to the ‘Father of Our Nation’ provides the most detailed justification of his course of action and seeks the Mahatma’s blessings in the ‘Holy war’ raging around Imphal and Kohima. The ‘Tokyo thesis’ delivered to university faculty and students in November 1944 highlights the three supreme challenges for free India-national defense, eradication of poverty, and education for all. His letters-most published here for the first time-reveal Netaji’s special solicitude for the young women and men who joined the Indian National Army.

This volume is indispensable for all interested in modern South Asian history and politics, as well as nationalism and international relations in the twentieth century.






1. What British Imperialism Means for India
2. Our National Honour
3. The Blood of Freedom-Loving Indians
4. This War and its Significance
5. The Fable about India
6. Subhas Chandra Bose Takes the Lead
7. Hunger, Thirst, Privation, Forced Marches and Death
8. To Delhi, to Delhi!
9. Fight Shoulder to Shoulder
10. Why I Left Home and Homeland
11. Empire that Rose in a Day will Vanish in a Night
12. Subhas Chandra Bose Reorganizes the League
13. On Jinnah
14. Independent Burma
15. Spiritual and Military Support to Indians at Home
16. The Bengal Famine
17. The Servant of 38 Crores of my Countrymen
18. My Individuality
19. An Amphibious Monster
20. At Bahadur Shah’s Tomb
21. Gandhiji’s Part in India’s Fight
22. A Red Letter Day
23. Provisional Government of Free India
24. Following in the Footsteps of History
25. The Rani of Jhansi Regiment
26. The Provisional government of Azad Hind Declares War
27. Where is Your Bank Book?
28. Netaji at the Assembly of Greater East Asia Nations
29. India and Ireland
30. Plans of the INA
31. Appeal to Chungking
32. A Blessing of Providence
33. Unification of the Indian Nation
34. The Road to Delhi
35. The INA is Ready
36. Indian National Army in Action
37. Homage to the Mother of the Indian People
38. The Ina on Indian Soil
39. True Daughters of Mother India
40. Mahatma Gandhi will be Glad when the National Army Enters Calcutta
41. The East Asia War is Now Our Own War
42. Blood and Freedom
43. Father of Our Nation
44. The Situation in Europe
45. The Situation in East Asia
46. The Indian Situation
47. The Great Patriot and Leader
48. Changing Tactics of Enemy Propaganda
49. Our Baptism of Fire
50. On the Gandhi-Jinnah Meeting
51. The Human Spirit is More Powerful than Steel and Armour
52. Our First Anniversary
53. The Fundamental Problems of India
54. The Fate of India
55. We Shall Fulfill Our Promise
56. Our Immortal Heroes
57. Bravery and Cowardice
58. End of a Dream
59. The Future Generations of Indian Will Bless Your Names
60. We fight On
61. The German Defeat
62. III-Treatment of Prisoners of War
63. Comment on First Wavell Offer
64. No Compromise on independence
65. Wavell’s Offer Exposed
66. Consign Wavell’s Offer to the Scrap Heap
67. Reflection on the Wavell Offer
68. Reject the Wavell Offer
69. No Compromise with Britain
70. Britain’s Burma Policy
71. Co-operation with Japan
72. I Am a Revolutionary
73. Carry on the Struggle
74. A Silver Lining
75. Liberty or Death
76. Face Any Situation Like Brave Soldiers
77. The Roads to Delhi are Many
78. India Shall be Free