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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Quit India ” became the drumbeat of a national awakening , but all it did was to prolong the nation's continued subjugation . In this climate , there was to be no respite for Jawaharlal ; this became his longest spell in prison ...
Under Nehru , socialism ( as he practiced it ) became a national dogma , to which his successors stayed loyal long after other developing countries , realizing the folly of his ways , had adopted a different path .
Indeed , the gap between the ideals he articulated and their achievement became one of the tragedies of Nehru's life , because the more people took him at his word , the more disillusioned they became — as with the Socialists ...
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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