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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a his head ” in his prison cell . ) Conditions were abominable , with bedbugs , mosquitoes , flies , wasps , and even bats his constant companions . The fortnightly visits from his relatives were so closely monitored , and his visitors ...
In February he was sentenced to another two years in His Majesty's prisons . ... jailed for embezzlement , and severe restrictions on his writing , Jawaharlal was transferred from Calcutta to a prison in the U.P. hills , in Dehra Dun .
In this climate , there was to be no respite for Jawaharlal ; this became his longest spell in prison , a total of 1,040 days , or more than 34 months , from August 9 , 1942 to June 15 , 1945. Initially cut off from all communication ...
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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