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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He was bitterly disappointed with Gandhi's decision and its effect on his volunteers , who had made such headway in destabilizing British rule in U.P. But his faith in the Mahatma remained , and he wrote to his colleague Syed Mahmud ...
When Gandhi undertook a fast - unto - death in September 1932 in protest against a British decision to treat the “ Untouchables ” as a separate community outside the Hindu fold , Jawaharlal feared he would lose a second father fig . ure ...
Knowing that his father , and later the Mahatma , were there encouraged in Jawaharlal a tendency to temporize and vacillate , to indulge in reflection and thinking aloud , and yet not commit to a concrete decision .
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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