This book is the result of years of academic research by Dr. (Prof) Purabi Roy and aims to understand one of the pervading puzzles of independent India – what happened to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose?
The documents presented in the book contains the original papers unearthed from several archives the world over - from the British Archive, i.e. the Public Records Office, the National Archives of India and the important documents from various Russian archives.
Dr. Purabi Roy is a retired Professor from Jadavpur University and is a visiting Professor at Moscow & St. Petersburg Universities. She has dedicated her life of scholarship to the study of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose and has volumes of publications on the subject, besides this current book.
Since 2011 when it was first published the book has had numerous reprints and two new editions.
Read about the previous book by K. C. Verma
Having retired in 2010 as Chief of the R&AW, India's external intelligence agency, the author is now a full-time writer. This charming collection of short stories is a treat to read. Fascinating in their simplicity, the well-crafted stories belong to many genres with the common threads of human emotions and passions running through them. They tell of love and misunderstandings, of deceit and of murder. The stories are amusing, moving and, sometimes, maybe just a bit embarrassing – stories that you wouldn't tell your mother!
Praise for the stories:
"Delightful and captivating, KC Verma's ‘Stories I Wouldn't Tell my Mother ’ kept me riveted … his keen eye for human foibles and frailties, his observations leavened with a wry sense of humour, and his ingenious knack for clever and sometimes devious plots, make each of these stories compelling entertainment …" (Shashi Tharoor)
"Whatever be the title, I would not have shied away from telling these stories to my mother. These are not shockers. One doesn't encounter sudden bumps or speed-breakers in the narrative. Verma writes with an eye for detail, in a mild, almost languid way and the reader is surprised when he comes to the twist in the end. This is an easy read and a very enjoyable one at that." (Keki Daruwalla, celebrated author)
"K.C. Verma writes clean, strong prose. Moreover, he has a sense of the ridiculous, he understands how college students can flounder when dealing with the opposite sex, and he knows what policing is like. I enjoyed his tales and I'm sure that my mother would have too." (Ashok Mahadevan, former Editor-in-Chief of the Indian edition of The Reader's Digest)
This English translation contains Tagore’s major tales of the supernatural. The Nobel Prize winner in literature penned these eternal short stories that go beyond mere ghostly tales, with his inimitable style, in his magnificent study of human frailties, laced with humour.