Historian Sunil Khilnani questions the many myths and stories that surround India's Subhas Chandra Bose.

Millions call him Netaji, meaning 'great leader', but his death in August 1945 is still surrounded by controversy and rumour.

Bose was a martial hero who broke with Gandhi, conversed with Hitler, raised two armies to fight the British Empire and yet still seems to embody the hopes and fears of many Indians today.

Broadcast Dates

  • 20070809 (Radio 3)
  • 20080724 (Radio 3)