Nehru: The Invention of India
Arcade Pub., 2003 - 282 من الصفحات
New from Shashi Tharoor, eminent United Nations diplomat and author of India: From Midnight to the Millennium, comes an incisive new biography of the great secularist, Jawaharlal Nehru, 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. 'A well-crafted life of the Indian politician and independence-movement hero... A thoughtful account, likening Nehru to Thomas Jefferson in ways both positive and negative' - Kirkus Reviews
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Jinnah's anger was principally due to Motilal's rejection of separate electorates for different religious groups ... Motilal had been willing to agree upon separate electorates , but it was Chagla , a liberal Muslim ( and later a ...
Motilal's last words on earth were to Mahatma Gandhi , in praise of the Garhwalis , the Hindu troops who had refused to fire on the Muslim Khudai Khidmatgar protestors in Peshawar the previous year . It was entirely appropriate that his ...
Jawaharlal was also far more of an absentee father than Motilal had been ; there was no equivalent in his parental career of Motilal's risking all to intercede for him in Nabha , or of Motilal's sacrifice of wealth and security to ...
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LibraryThing Reviewمعاينة المستخدمين - danoomistmatiste - LibraryThing
Another well written piece from this author. Provides some detailed insights into the life of this great man. A truly international figure who left an indelible mark on both the Gloabal and National ... قراءة التقييم بأكمله
LibraryThing Reviewمعاينة المستخدمين - dmcolon - LibraryThing
Tharoor's biography of Nehru starts out a bit slow, but ends as an engaging meditation on the life of one of India's founding fathers. Tharoor does a thorough job chronicling Nehru's early years as a ... قراءة التقييم بأكمله