Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Questions Answers

Q.1 How did Netaji act in following situations?
(i) When he had to meet somebody.
Ans. When Netaji Subhash Chander Bose had to meet somebody, he would do all the preparations beforehand. He would learn all about the person and his problems before the interview. The result of such a meeting was that the person would go back happily and satisfied that the supreme commander knew him closely. It created a personal bond between Netaji and his men.

(ii) In making the best use of the abilities of him men.
Ans. Netaji was gifted with the ability to judge the character of a man. This quality enabled him to put the right man at the right place at the right time and on the right job. The result was that he was able to device the best of his men’s ability. Many of his subordinates thought that he had made them heroes out of nothing.

Q.2 Narrate the episode which surprised the author at the accuracy of Netaj’s power of Judgement.
Ans. The chapter ‘Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose’ is an extract from colonel G.S.Dhillon’s autobiography in which the author throws light on the character and qualities of Subhash Chandra Bose. He says that Netaji had a remarkable power of observation which enables him to predict an eventuality correctly. He cites an example in this context. He remembers an incident when he was posted some 500km away from Rangoon to watch out some post and defend them from enemies. Netaji wrote a small note to the author in reply to his earlier letter in which the author expected the enemy at a particular point But Netaji advised him to watch at certain other points. He gave a six figured map reference. Although Netaji was in Rangoon at a far distance from the author, his prediction was accurate because the author was facing the enemy at that point this incident narrates Netaji’s power of prediction.

Q.3 Write a short not on Netaji is military foresight.
Ans. Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose had many qualities of generalship. Cone of his great qualities was his military foresightedness. The author gives an example of Netaji’s Military foresight. The annual session of INA was held at Tripura in Jabalpur in March 1939. Netaji proposed that the congress should at once send an ultimatum to the British Govt. demanding complete independence within six months. A warning of nationwide struggle was also to be given in that proposal Netaji’s proposal was based on situations of Europe at that time. Netaji predicted that the second world war would break out within 6 months and hence the British Government would not be able to face the strong revolution in that situation but the proposal was opposed by the rightist leaders of congress. Netaji’s plan was beyond the understanding of those congress leaders. Netaji’s guess was accurate and the war broke out in September 1939.

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Q.4 How did the Indian People in British react when INA Trials of three INA heroes began?
Ans. The war between the INA and British Army ended with the defeat of the INA. The INA from line commanders were arrested and the trial of the 3 frontline commanders col. G.S. Dhillon, P.K. Sehgal and Shah Nawaz Khan started on 5th Nov. 1945. The British Officers thought that the Indian People especially the solders would appreciate the British action against the INA officers. But they were shocked because as soon as the first INA trial started in Red fort, disturbances broke out in Lahore, Lukhnow, Calcutta and many other parts of the country. Hundreds of demonstrators were injured and many were killed in police firing but people demanded to stop the INA trials and release the INA officer Even there were revolts in the Royal Indian Navy and the Royal Indian Air Force. The British Officers understood that the days of British rule in India were close to their end.

Q.5. Write a note on Secular character of Netaji?
Ans. Col. G.S.Dhillon records many great virtues of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose in this extract. He says that one of the great qualities in Netaji’s character was his secularism. He says that Netaji was a true secularist. All his subordinate knew quite well that they would get absolute Justice from him and his Govt. There would never be any difference on the basis of religion, caste or birth area under Netaji’s command. The provisional govt. of Azad Hind also ensured complete justice and liberty for the citizens of India irrespective of their religion caste or any other basis. The proclamation of provisional govt. of Azad Hind guaranteed religious liberty, equal rights and opportunities to all its citizens.

Q.6 There is ……… Raj Prove the truth of the statement.
Ans. There is a contraction in the statement Netaji’s power of generalship turned the defeat of INA into the defeat of British Raj’. This statement of col. G.S. Dhillon is true to its best. He wants to say that though the INA lost the war against the British Indian Army yet Netaji’s tactful planning of war ultimately transformed this defeat into the defeat of the British Raj. When Netaji ordered his soldiers to be in the battlefield even in the face of sure defeat, Noone inducing the soldiers and enemy Officers understood Netaji’s strategy. Netaji had a secret plan behind his order. When the Indian soldiers of the British Indian Army saw that the soldiers of the INA were fighting irrespective of their poor strength and poorer equipment just for the freedom of their motherland, they felt ashamed. They felt sympathy for the INA soldiers. It created a psychological revolution. The war ended with the end of Slavish mentality of the Indian soldiers.

Q.7 In What respect can Netaji’s Provisional govt of Azad Hind be called the forerunner of our govt. today?
Ans. Netaji’s Provisional Govt. of Azad Hind can be called the forerunner of our govt. today because of today’s govt. also follows many features and promises which were there in the proclamation of the provisional govt. of Azad Hind. One of the key features in the proclamation of Azad Hind provisional govt. was secularism. Netaji’s provisional government guaranteed the religious liberty of the citizens of India. It also promised to give equal rights and opportunities to all the citizens irrespective of any religion caste, or birthplace. It also promised not to discriminate people on any basis. Today’s government also promises to follow all these features which have been mentioned in our constitution. So it can be said that Netaji’s provisional government was the frowner of present-day government.

Q. 8 Make a general assessment of Netaji as:-

(a) A man of a brave but kind heart.
Ans. Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose was a born leader who shared a personal bond with all his men. He was a man of a brave but kind heart. He had a compassionate nature. He always cared for the honour, welfare and comfort of his soldiers. He had a very kind heart. He was never known to punish anybody. His way of dealing with the defaulters was full of mercy. He always gave a defaulter a piece of advice so that the default could improve himself.

b) A man of keen insight and foresight.

Ans. Netaji had remarkable qualities of generalship. His foresight and ability to judge the character of a man could easily surpass any other professional general. He could put the right man at the right place at the right time and on the right job. He was able to drive the best of his men similarly, his power of observation and prediction enabled him to do such tactful planning in the war that resulted in the defeat of the British rule in India.

Q.9 What did General Selzo Arisue inform Rash Bihari Bose and what was Rash Bihari’s race?
Ans. When the INA was going through a crisis, General Seizo Arisue, second-in-command of the Japanese Imperial Army called Rash Bihari Bose and informed him about Netaji’s arrival to take supreme generalship of the INA from him. He wanted to know what was going in Rash Bihari mind. Rash Bihari Bose replied that Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose was a born leader of leaders. He was glad and said that it was an honour for him to take over the generalship from him.

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Q.10 Narrate the Author’s meeting.
Ans. In 1974 the author col. G.S. Dhillon visited Japan. He met General Fujiwara there. One day when both were passing along General Tojo’s house reminiscing the war days. The author asked General Fujiwara about Prime Minister Tojo’s opinion about Netaji General Flyiwara said that Prime Minister Tojo considered Netaji the man of the century. He was greatly impressed by Netaji’s inborn abilities of leadership.

Q.11 How did Netaji give expression to his compassion for his man?
Ans. The author says that Netaji had a compassion nature which always reflected in his attitude towards his men. Netaji not only cared for the honour, welfare and comfort of his soldiers but also respected their feelings. He always overwhelmed his men with his concern for them, individually and collectively. Once he sent a pair of boots to a soldier with instruction in the regimental commander to see personally that if fitted the man and report back to him. He also helped his staff officers to wash hands by pouring water and offered his own towel to scrub hands.

Q.12 How did Netaji’s love and appreciation bring a change in his men?
Ans. Netaji had a compassionate nature and he was very loving and caring towards the honour, welfare and comfort of his soldiers. He always respected their feelings. He shared a personal bond with his men and always stood with them in their difficulties. He gave spontaneous feelings which came out of his heart to all his men. He shed tears on hearing about their difficulties. This made his men feet happy, proud and lucky to do and dee under his command. It was this relationship which kept up the morale of his men in spite of all difficulties and deficiencies.

Q.13 How was Netaji’s firm about the freedom of India and what did the British Officers think about that?
Ans. Even when the INA was losing in the battlefield against the British Indian Army, Netaji kept saying that there was no power on earth that would keep India enslaved. Indo would be free very soon. The enemy officers used to mock at the statemen of Netaji because the thought that it was illusory and a face-saving device.

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