J.C. Bose, acknowledged as the first scientist of modern India, was a polymath: inventor of the radio, alongside Marconi, held the first patent for a semiconductor device and first to use millimetre waves for radio communication. In plant neurobiology, he discovered plants respond to stimuli. Both favoured and disfavoured by the English, loved and hated by his acquaintances, mythified and forgotten by his countrymen, Bose was a contronym. This book is an attempt at demystifying the ‘Boseian’ myth.