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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To him , self - government had to involve the empowerment of the masses , the toiling multitudes of India in whose name the upper classes were clamoring for home rule . This position did not go over well with India's political class ...
He romanticized the Indian farmer as a sort of local equivalent of the sturdy and honest English yeoman ; but he saw India's peasant masses as a base of support for nationalist politics , not as fodder for agrarian revolution .
If there was something tutelary about it — the idol of the masses dispensing democracy like so much prasado to the worshipping throngs — that was a necessary phase in the process of educating a largely illiterate , overwhelmingly poor ...
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In this nonscholarly but nicely written account of Jawaharlal Nehru, Indian freedom fighter and India's first prime minister, senior UN official Tharoor offers a balanced interpretation, touching on ... قراءة التقييم بأكمله