Jan Kuhlmann studied history, philosophy, Latin and education in Würzburg,
Heidelberg, Windsor (Ontario), Berlin and Cologne. He became interested in the
biography of Subhas Chandra Bose in the history classes of the South Asia Institute
in Heidelberg. Later, he obtained his PhD from Humboldt University, Berlin, for his
research on Bose’s political activity in Europe. He worked as a freelance journalist for
local newspapers and government publications for a decade, and now teaches history
and Latin at a German secondary school.