In a statement Mr. Swuro said in view of the interest shown by Kolkata-based close associates of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, he had given the copyright to go ahead with the translation.
The book was published by the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Memorial Development Society of Nagaland. It was released in 2005 and dedicated to Prof. Dr. Anita B. Pfaff, the only daughter of Netaji, her husband, two sons and a daughter in Germany.
‘The unique characteristic of the book is that it has presented some sensational facts so far unknown to us and in that sense, the author has rightly claimed this as his ‘discovery’ about Netaji and his INA’s last camp in Nagaland,’ wrote All India Forward Bloc general secretary Asok Ghosh, in a foreword to the book.
Forward Bloc was founded by Netaji on May 3, 1939.
Ghosh said Mr. Swuro deserves ‘our warm compliments for presenting many interesting facts regarding Netaji’s presence in Nagaland during the war’.
‘We know from this book that in April 1944, Netaji came to Chesezu village under Phek district, 55 km from Kohima, and established his camp there–claimed to be his last forward camp in India,’ Ghosh wrote.
Stationed at Chesezu camp, Netaji monitored the battle of Kohima. He also used to visit a nearby mountain peak, named as ‘Netaji Peak’ by the author. From there he could monitor the day-to-day activities of the war.
Ghosh also stated that the author proposed to build a befitting Netaji Memorial and Museum at Chesezu village to attract visitors and highlight many unknown facts about Netaji’s heroic freedom struggle.
The book has resulted in bringing many personalities from outside the state, including P.A. Sangma, who visited the place. (UNI)