25 September, 2020

So, Thy Hand?

A look at the startling charge that Nirad C. Chaudhuri was a British spy

Sandipan Chatterjee
So, Thy Hand?

Only A Polymath?

  • Why did Nirad C. Chaudhuri, who was secretary to Sarat Chandra Bose from 1937 to 1941 quit exactly a day before Sarat Chandra Bose was arrested by the British?
  • Instead of being interrogated as a close associate of Sarat Bose, Chaudhuri was given a top position in the All India Radio in New Delhi by the British. Why?
  • In the year 1967, Chandra Kumar Bose’s father, Amiya Nath Bose, who was friendly with Indira Gandhi, asked her to make public files about Nirad C. Chaudhuri’s involvement with British intelligence. Why did the then CBI director D.P. Kohli refuse, citing Nirad Chaudhuri’s personal safety as the reason for declining the request?


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