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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Their forebears during the nationalist struggle were the Hindu Mahasabha , a party advancing Hindu communal interests neglected by the secular Congress , and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh ( RSS ) , or National Volunteer Corps ...
Jawaharlal's contempt was based both on his distaste for communal bigotry ( he often condemned the Hindu Mahasabha , the principal political vehicle of Hindu chauvinism , in the same breath ) and his political judgment .
Jawaharlal saw the communal card as rank political opportunism . In a passionate letter to his old friend Khaliquzzaman , he asked : “ Why should I accept it ( the League ) as the representatives of the Muslims of India when I know it ...
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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