Mothers of My Hearts : The Story of Bivabati Bose
A daughter’s memoir of her mother laced with sensitively recollected situations and episode of life at home , grows into something larger and momentous , when the author happens to be daughter of surat Chandra Bose, elder brother and political comrade of subhas Chandra Bosh Chandra Bose , and Bivabati Bose, all three of them actors in their own ways in India’s struggle for freedom , and the development of socialist politics in the country. Trained as a social scientist , Ms Ghosh weaves the Private and Public Seamlessly together in her account of the family saga of the Boses of Mahinagar, beginning with the founders Dasaratha Bose and his sons, and continuing with subuddhi and Purandar Khan in the days of the sultanate; to Janakinath , thirteen descendant of purandar khan , and his wife prabharti, One of the Duttas of Hathkola , parents of sarat and subhas, the Brothers against the Raj . Growing Within a Close - Knit family , Ms Ghosh has been a perspective , dispassionate witness to the final satge of ? India’s struggle for Independence as it involved the boses . As visitors and home guest , she encountered Gandhi , Nehru , Sarojni Naidu , the Suhrawardis, who appear in her narrative in rarely seen avataras. The personal and political camaraderie of the Bose brothers , and how the homely Bivati took On their mantle and came to find her own niche in politics constitute the drama at the core of the work.
Educated at Calcutta in Economics and Political Science, Chitra Gosh a did Postgraduate research at Soas, London. She has served at lady Barbourne college and netaji Institute for Asian Studies Calcutta, as Professor of social and Political History . Her Publications include the World of Thai Women (1990) and Opening the Closed Windows (2002).
|The Boses of Mahinagar||1|
|The Early Days||9|
|The Lawyer Establishes Himself||20|
|Politics takes Precedence but life flows Smoothly||29|
|Life Being at Woodburn park||42|
|The Congress Days||54|
|The Years after the War: Excitements and the Joy of Living||75|
|Father's Last Years||95|
|Bivabati Without Her consort||108|
Item Code: NAM885 Author: Chitra Ghosh Cover: Hardcover Edition: 2009 Publisher: Thema Books, Kolkata ISBN: 9788186017715 Language: English Size: 9.5 inch X 7.5 inch Pages: 126 (45 B/W Illustrations) Other Details: Weight of the Book: 495 gms