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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Jawaharlal was in prison when Indira made him a grandfather , with the birth of Rajiv ( a name chosen by Jawaharlal , since it means the same as “ Kamala ” " lotus ” ) on August 20 , 1944. Indira paid him the quiet tribute of adding a ...
... similar accord with the People's Republic of China earlier that year , this was the only possible recipe for a self - respecting independent nation and the only means to avoid entanglement in the cold war then bedeviling the world .
He told André Malraux that his greatest challenge was “ creating a just state by just means . ” The equation of means and ends was fundamentally Gandhian , even if in other respects Nehru might have disavowed the label .
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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