In this article, we examine the common myths around Bose, using primary sources, including Bose’s own writings. We refute three important myths concerning Bose. The first myth we dispel is that Bose was a Communist. The second myth we expose is that Bose was an atheist. Finally, we refute the allegation that Bose indulged in rampant ethnic/religious discrimination, as part of his politics. The article was written as a correction of the rampant myths on internet regarding Bose.
In the second part of the article on the myths concerning Bose, we examine the reasons for the myths around Bose and expose the shoddy scholarship they are constructed on. Further, we examine the politicisation of history and the damage it has wrought, both online and off it, in terms of genuine scholarship.