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The Legacy of Nehru: A Centennial Assessment

Mohan, D.R. SarDesai & Anand

ISBN 10: 8185002207 / ISBN 13: 9788185002200
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Title: The Legacy of Nehru: A Centennial Assessment

Publisher: Promilla & Co

Binding: Hardcover

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Several scholars in North America felt that Nehru's birth centennial must be used as an opportunity for an objective review of his contribution to India and the world. It was felt tht the quarter century since his death had provided a sufficient distance in time to assess his achievements and legacy and examine the relevance of his thoughts to our own times. Two conferences were held in the United States, one at the Queens College of the City University of New York and the other at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Scholars from India, Great Britain, Canada and the United States read papers. The editors of this volume served as Co-Directors of the two conferences.

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D.R. SARDESAI is Professor of History and Chairman, South and Southeast Asian Studies, University of California, Los Angeles. He is Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, London and of the Heras Society, Bombay. He is also the President of the Asiatic Society of Bombay.

Professor SarDesai is a recipient of numerous honors,. awards and fellowships including the Sir William Wedderburn Prize (Bombay University); Senior Fellow (thrice), American Institute of Indian Studies; Regents' Fellow, University of California; John & Dora Haines Foundation Fellow and a grantee of the U.S. National Endowment for the Humanities.

Author and editor of nine books, his Vietnam : Trials and Tribulations of a Native, published by Promilla (New Delhi) (second edition, West View Press, 1992) was declared an Outstanding Book of the Year by Choice, organ of the American Library Association in 1990

ANAND MOHAN has been teaching at the City Univeristy of New York for the last thirty years, and is currently Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies in History, Philosophy, and Political Science at the Queens College campus of the University. He is also the author of Indira Gandhi: A Political Biography.

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