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
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.
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.
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.
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.