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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... his modest level of academic achievement made it clear he stood no chance of succeeding in the demanding ICS examinations . Had he joined the ICS , a career in the upper reaches of the civil service might have followed , rather than ...
not in favor of outright civil disobedience . Jawaharlal , disillusioned by the Soviet Union's opportunistic conduct in the war , turned increasingly in his writings to the United States as a beacon of freedom and democracy .
“ Panditji liked to do much of his civil servants ' work for them , ” one diplomat recalled ruefully . “ I suppose it gave him vicarious satisfaction to beat them at their own game — noting , drafting , replying to every kind of letter ...
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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