New Delhi: Noted historian Ramchandra Guha, Wednesday, said Hindutva (mis)appropriators need to be reminded that the four brigades of Netaji's Indian National Army (INA) were named after Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, Chandrashekar Azad and Subhas Chandra Bose himself.
In a series of tweets, Guha, said, “By naming his brigades after Gandhi, Nehru, and Azad, Bose made it clear that these were the three patriots he most respected.”
“Whatever their other differences, Bose knew that Gandhi, Azad and Nehru all completely shared his commitment to Hindu-Muslim harmony.”
“Note whom Bose DID NOT name these brigades after—no Pant, no Prasad, no Patel, and certainly no Savarkar,” his another tweet said.
Note whom Bose DID NOT name these brigades after—no Pant, no Prasad, no Patel, and certainly no Savarkar. (4/4).
— Ramachandra Guha (@Ram_Guha) January 27, 2016
Few days back, the noted historian criticised the recent killings of eminent scholars and writers and the 'inability' of the administration to prevent such hooliganism and said the government under Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the "most anti-intellectual" the country ever had.
PM Modi on January 23 unveiled digital versions of at least 100 secret files relating to India's great freedom fighter Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, whose death continues to be a mystery even after seven decades.