Writer/Journalist Mr Ashis Ray

London-based writer/journalist Mr Ashis Ray will deliver a speech on his latest book Laid To Rest: The controversy over Subash Chandra Bose’s Death on March 1 ….reports Asian Lite News

Cover of the book

London-based writer and journalist Mr Ashis Ray has been invited to speak on his book LAID TO REST: THE CONTROVERSY OVER SUBHAS CHANDRA BOSE’S DEATH at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature in Dubai. His talk will take place at 10 am on Friday 1 March at the Intercontinental Event Center at Dubai Festival City.

The book has uniformly received rave reviews, including eminent academics praising the effort. Harvard professor Sugata Bose said: “Ashis has done a great service by bringing together the most relevant documents in this compilation. The weight of evidence is very, very strong.” Central European University professor Anton Pelinka wrote: “Ashis Ray’s book and his line of reasoning provide all the legitimate answers to Bose’s death. All the arguments brought forward are based on fully convincing documents.” Former Indian foreign secretary Krishnan Srinivasan penned: “Will this book Laid to Rest in fact be ‘The Last Word’ on the subject? It probably will. And it deserves to be.”
The book is available worldwide on Amazon and will be on sale at the venue of the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature.

Ray is the longest serving Indian foreign correspondent, having worked uninterruptedly in this capacity since 1977, mainly for BBC and CNN, but also for the Ananda Bazar Group and The Times of India. “A great disrespect has been done to Bose by not bringing his mortal remains to India,” he said.

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Writer/Journalist Mr Ashis Ray

Ashis Ray’s new book Laid to Rest: The Controversy over Subhas Chandra Bose’s Death is acomprehensive compilation of hard evidence ever presented on the still hotly-debated demise of one of the heroes of the Indian freedom movement

The book was released during the 121st birth anniversary of Subhas Chandra Bose. Published by Roli Books, the foreword was written by Prof Anita Pfaff, daughter of Subhas Chandra Bose.

The book exposes 11 different official and unofficial investigations – four Indian, three British, three Japanese and one Taiwanese – most of them unknown to the general public and each and everyone reaching the same conclusion.

This book is the most comprehensive compilation of hard evidence ever presented on the still hotly-debated demise of one of the heroes of the Indian freedom movement. It pieces together a plethora of first-hand, eye-witness accounts on the plane crash at Taipei that killed Subhas Chandra Bose, his end in a Japanese military hospital, his cremation and the transfer of his ashes to Japan, where it remains till date.

Subash Chandra Bose

In a veritable tour de force, the book presents irrefutable, overwhelming testimonies from survivors of the crash, people who were at Bose’s bedside when he passed away, attendees at the cremation and couriers of the mortal remains to Tokyo and ultimately to its Renkoji temple. Indian, Japanese and Taiwanese nationals unite to provide an unimpeachable and unanimous verdict.

The publication decimates every conspiracy theory; and takes successive Indian governments to task for ignoring the plaintive cry of Bose’s Austrian widow and economist daughter to apply closure to a needless and never ending controversy.



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