Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s life was more fascinating than the legend. As the supreme commander of the Indian National Army, he united Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs and Christians in the struggle for freedom based on his commitment to equal rights and respect for all. His patriotism, as Gandhi asserted, was second to none and he evoked matchless affection and loyalty as a selfless leader.
Sugata Bose deftly explores a charismatic personality whose public and private lives encapsulated the contradictions of global history in the first half of the twentieth century. Evocative, engaging and relevant, His Majesty’s Opponent is the most definitive and critically acclaimed biography that illuminates the life, times and the making of Netaji.