Nationalism above all ISMs: PM Modi in Ireland to remind Éamon de Valera and Subhash Chandra Bose

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Nationalism above all ISMs: PM Modi in Ireland to remind Éamon de Valera and Subhash Chandra Bose
Éamon de Valera (/ˈeɪmən dɛvəˈlɛrə/; 14 October 1882 – 29 August 1975) was one of the dominant political figures in twentieth century Ireland. His political career spanned over half a century, from 1917 to 1973; he served multiple terms as head of government and head of state. He also led the introduction of the Constitution of Ireland
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in Ireland for a few hours on Wednesday, the first Indian PM after Jawaharlal Nehru in 1956 to visit the country. Like many of the PM’s visits, this one too is expected to have a clear focus on trade and the Indian Diaspora.
Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose met many freedom fighters of Ireland which was the result of his later meeting with the most prominent freedom fighter of Ireland Eamon De Valera.
De Valera was a leader in the War of Independence and of the anti-Treaty opposition in the ensuing Irish Civil War (1922–1923). After leaving Sinn Féin in 1926 due to its policy of abstentionism, he founded Fianna Fáil, and was head of government (President of the Executive Council, later Taoiseach) from 1932 to 1948, 1951 to 1954, and 1957 to 1959, when he resigned after being elected as President of Ireland. His political creed evolved from militant republicanism to social and cultural conservatism.[
De Valera’s actions raise concerns about Ireland’s neutrality both nationally and internationally.
On 2 May 1945, the then Taoiseach Eamon de Valera visited the German Embassy to convey his condolences at the death of Adolf Hitler. The move evoked a storm of controversy and outrage at home and abroad. He insisted that Ireland’s national interests had to take priority over all other considerations.
50 years later, reporter  writer and historian, Joe Carroll spoke to reporter Nick Coffey about Eamon de Valera’s controversial visit to the home of German Ambassador Eduard Hempel.
Both had also grounded his strategic alliance with the axis powers. Netaji Bose recognized in de vellera a man of his style a nationalist. For example Subhash Bose expressed friendly feeling towards Chiang kai shek as long as these did not stand in the way of his interest in an alliance with Japan. But when Bose had to choose between a preferance for China or Japan, he choose an alliance with imperalist Japan, even against the Chinese nationalist Chiang Kasi Shek. From Netaji Bose’s point of view Chiang kai Shek was a henchman for the British Colnial rulers.
De velera’s Irish nationalism and Subhash Bose’s Indian nationalism sharede one important common point:The opposition to Great Britain. Their indivividual interests did not conflict with each otherr.
Subhash Bose always judged all isms- Socialism, Fascxism, Communism and liberalism and those who represented these isms from the perspective of Inida’s national interest. This was the reason he was able to travel through out Europe with a sense of India’s natioanl interest and distribute his allegiances among those who appeared useful to him and his country India.
Bose retunging to India from Europe torip in 1936 was a turning point in his life. Due to the death of his fatheer, he had to come back in India in 1936. Following his arrival in Bombay on April 8, 1936, as he expected in his letter to Nehru on March 4, he was arrested following his this arrival. He was free again in 1937. He was free in 1937. Bore wrote his memoirs in Badgastein and marry there in Dec. 1937. The above facts related  to De velera and Subhash Bose  are also endorsed in the book of  Anton Pelinka titled “Democracy Indian Style: Subhas Chandra Bose and the Creation of India’s …
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