Jawaharlal Nehru: Rebel and Statesman

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Jawaharlal Nehru, adulated during his lifetime, has in recent years suffered ill-informed denigration. This book seeks to restore the balance by providing a well-rounded picture of Nehru, the man and statesman, by placing his career within the social milieu and political context of his times. It does so not through a chronological account of Nehru's life and ideas but by focusing on significant and illuminating aspects of them. A concluding overview brings together and analyses the complex strands of his multifaceted personality and career, the book as a whole thus providing a full and fascinating account of his life and times.

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B. R. Nanda was formerly Founder-Director of the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library.

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"The book is a good intrduction for students and anyone interested in the construction of modern India by one of its master builders."--American Historical Review


"...Conveniently brings together aspects of Nehru's work and ideas, and their impact on the making of modern India."--Choice


"...In this collection of critical essays on various aspects of Nehru's life and work, the author has done a splendid job of providing the historical perspective for understanding the challenges that Nehru confronted."--The Historian


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