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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In his 1937 Modern Review article in which he had anonymously portrayed himself as a potential dictator “ sweeping aside the paraphernalia of a slow - moving democracy , ” Jawaharlal had added the revealing aside : " He is far too much ...
... the hotheaded radicalism of his youth , when he was critical of Gokhale and later of Gandhi , gave way over time to a profound respect for consensus over conflict , idealism over ideology , and democracy over dictatorship .
Democracy , in their minds , was associated with inefficiency , corruption , and mediocrity . But if the Nehruvian vision of democracy seems discredited , the democratic system itself has survived . Amid India's myriad problems , it is ...
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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