Elegant, perceptive, and startlingly prophetic, "Nehru: A Contemporary's Estimate" is one of the finest accounts of Nehru ever written. Walter Crocker, the Australian high commissioner to India, admired Nehru the man - his grace, style, intelligence and energy - and was deeply critical of many of his political decisions - the invasion of Goa, India's Kashmir policy, the Five Year Plans. This book, written shortly after Nehru's death, is full of invaluable first hand observations about the man and his politics. Much of Crocker's points, too - especially the implications of the Five Year Plans and of the introduction of democracy to India - are particularly relevant today. Out of print for many years, this classic biography has been reissued with a new foreword by Ram Guha.
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Walter Russell Crocker an Australian scholar and diplomat. He was born in 1902 and educated at the University of Adelaide, Balliol College, Oxford and Stanford University. From 1952 to 1970 Sir Walter served Australia with distinction for eighteen years as ambassador in a variety of countries including India (1952-1955 and 1958-1962), Indonesia, Canada, Nepal, Belgium and The Netherlands, Kenya, Ethiopia and Uganda and Italy. Following his retirement from the diplomatic service in 1970, Sir Walter returned home to Adelaide where he served as a member of the Council of Adelaide University from 1971-1978. In 1973 he was appointed Lieutenant-governor of South Australia, a position he held until 1982. He was appointed K.B.E in 1978. Sir Walter was a prolific writer publishing numerous magazine articles, lectures and books during his career. Nehru: a contemporary estimate was published in 1966.
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