INDIA: The Cloud

South Calcutta is an urban jungle of plaster, stone and faded palms, where reeking slums shelter ten people in a room, and ugly Victorian buildings rise beside modern terraced tenements. It is also a political jungle, inhabited by a million restive refugees, students, clerks, stevedores, mill hands, shopkeepers, petty bankers and lawyers. The lords of this jungle have been the three Bose brothers.

Most prominent of the three was fiery chauvinist Subhas Chandra Bose. He came out of South Calcutta's anti-British underground to go to the presidency of the Indian National Congress...

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