Monday, January 28, 2008

ACK-001: Subhas Chandra Bose

A warm welcome to all the Amar Chitra Katha lovers. We feel happy and proud to bring you this blog specially dedicated to ACKs only.

These classic comics have been a wonderful source of knowledge about the rich cultural heritage of our country. We have enjoyed them as much as any other comic since childhood. So its an opportunity for all of us to once again embark on this journey to the glorious,beautiful and eventful past.

The first comic I am going to bring is of one of the bravest son of Indian soil. I can hardly imagine any Indian who is not impressed by this royal bengal tiger. So happy reading, and please do not forget to convey your thoughts about the effort.

ACKs introduction:
Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose stands out as a restless and dynamic force in India's freedom movement during Gandhi's time. This was a time when people chose to follow his path of peaceful non-violent non-cooperation. Bengal voiced its protest militantly and Subhas Chandra Bose was a true son of Bengal. India was awakening to its national identity and Netaji marshalled foreign aid and sympathy for this cause. His plans met with several hurdles as he was pitted against circumstances beyond his control. His was a lost battle, perhaps even a lost life. But as events have proved, not a lost cause.

Netaji's last Order of the Day to the Indian National Army puts it eloquently: 'The future generations of Indians who will be born, not as slaves but as free men, because of your colossal sacrifice, will bless your names and proudly proclaim to the world that you - their forefathers -who fought and lost in the battle in Manipur, Assam and Burma have paved the way to ultimate success and glory."

His stirring victory slogan Jai Hind drew India into a united whole.

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