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Title: Chalo Delhi: Writings and Speeches 1943–1945, Netaji Collected Works, volume 12

Editors: Sisir K. Bose and Sugata Bose

Price:  £14.99

ISBN: 978-93-5442-041-2

Market rights: World

Edition: First

Binding: Paperback

Size: Demy Octavo

Extent: 488 (including art plates)

Colour Text: B/W

Cover: 4 Colour

Advance copies: August 2021

Complete stocks: August 2021

Co-publication: Netaji Research Bureau, Kolkata


If you’re looking for a life tale full of inspiration, finding freedom and independence, then this is the book for you. The story of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose and his travels to Southeast Asia in seek of Indian independence are all revealed in the Orient BlackSwan, New Delhi.

The Book 

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 urged 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 Indians of all religions, and inspired them to join the march towards Delhi.

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.


About The Editors

Sisir Kumar Bose (1920–2000) founded the Netaji Research Bureau in 1957 and was its guiding spirit until his death in 2000. A participant in the Indian freedom struggle, he was imprisoned by the British in the Lahore Fort, Red Fort and Lyallpur Jail. In the post-independence period he played a key role in preserving the best traditions of the anti-colonial movement and making possible the writing of its history.

Sugata Bose is the Gardiner Professor of History at Harvard University. He is the author of several books on the economic, social and political history of modern South Asia.


The Market

Reference: History, Political Science