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 cut through much of the self - serving cant that surrounded officialdom , refusing to declare a holiday on the anniversary of the Amritsar Massacre because he believed the staff was more interested in a holiday than in mourning the ...
When he returned in December 1927 , having spent the interim discovering the intellectual currents of Europe and rethinking his own assumptions , he briefly refused to meet his old mentor . The rebellion was short - lived and did not ...
... 1931 and , early in the New Year , sentenced to the usual two years ' rigorous imprisonment and a five - hundredrupee fine . ( Once again he refused to pay the fine , and the authorities seized a car registered ...
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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