Harvard historian, Netaji grandnephew pitches for education in India

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Kolkata, March 26 (IANS): Blending a lineage of erudition and nationalism, Harvard University history professor Sugata Bose, grandnephew of Indian revolutionary Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, envisions a globally competent India in terms of education as he joins the political battle for the Lok Sabha elections.

Attired in cotton kurtas and churidars, the standard attire of Indian politicos, the Trinamool Congress candidate presents a picture of unassuming ease in both urban and rural Bengal as he sets about attending workers' meetings in the Jadavpur constituency. His mother Krishna, an eminent writer and educationist, is a three time parliamentarian from the constituency.

"I will continue to write and read books...I have come from the world of education to try and make a contribution in the field of parliamentary politics," Bose told IANS in an interview here at his leafy Sarat Bose Road residence in south Kolkata....

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