Nehru: The Invention of India
Simon and Schuster, 17/10/2011 - 304 من الصفحات
“Tharoor writes with shrewd wit and cautious ambivalence about Nehru, whom he admires as the Thomas Jefferson of India...[an] engaging short biography.” —Publishers Weekly
Shashi Tharoor delivers an incisive biography of the great secularist who—alongside his spiritual father, Mahatma Gandhi—led the movement for India’s independence from British rule and ushered his newly independent country into the modern world. The man who would one day help topple British rule and become India’s first prime minister started out as a surprisingly unremarkable student. Born into a wealthy, politically influential Indian family in the waning years of the Raj, Jawaharlal Nehru was raised on Western secularism and the humanist ideas of the Enlightenment. Once he met Gandhi in 1916, Nehru threw himself into the nonviolent struggle for India’s independence, a struggle that wasn’t won until 1947. India had found a perfect political complement to her more spiritual advocate, but neither Nehru nor Gandhi could prevent the horrific price for independence: partition. This fascinating biography casts an unflinching eye on Nehru’s heroic efforts for, and stewardship of, independent India and gives us a careful appraisal of his legacy to the world.
“A good summing up of Nehru’s triumphs and failures...Tharoor’s style is smooth and pleasant.” —The New York Times Book Review
“How Tharoor achieves such lucidity along with scholarly exigence is absolutely remarkable.” —Nadine Gordimer, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature
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... transformed the Congress from an elite debating society passing largely ineffectual resolutions into a mass movement for complete independence. In order to engage the Muslim masses and to promote HinduMuslim unity, Gandhi committed ...
The next day, as legend has it, the yogi passed away. Ten months later, at 11:30 P.M. on November 14, 1889, Motilal Nehru's wife, Swarup Rani, gave birth to a healthy baby boy.
In October 1907 Jawaharlal Nehru entered Trinity College, Cambridge, having passed the entrance examinations somewhat earlier than either his father or his headmaster thought he should have attempted them. By all accounts his does not ...
His lack of enthusiasm for his father's profession was manifest in his barely passing the bar examinations, but pass them he did, qualifying to practice law in 1912. About to return home for good at twenty-two, Jawaharlal Nehru had ...
“To my mind,” Jawaharlal wrote to his father four months before leaving England, in April 1912, “education does not consist of passing examinations or knowing English or mathematics. It is a mental state.
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In this nonscholarly but nicely written account of Jawaharlal Nehru, Indian freedom fighter and India's first prime minister, senior UN official Tharoor offers a balanced interpretation, touching on ... قراءة التقييم بأكمله