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Nehru : The Making of India

Akbar, M. J.

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ISBN 10: 067081699X / ISBN 13: 9780670816996
Published by Viking Adult, 1989
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Title: Nehru : The Making of India

Publisher: Viking Adult

Publication Date: 1989

Book Condition:Fair

Edition: First Edition Stated.

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A political and personal biography of Nehru to be published before the 100th anniversary of his birth in November 1989, by a major Indian journalist.

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Published in the centennial year of Jawaharlal Nehru's birth, this massive, semi-adulatory, stodgy biography of India's first prime minister limns Nehru as a highly emotional idealist who transcended Hindu nationalism and Muslim revivalism to crystallize the cause of national unity. Critics have charged Nehru with a loss of nerve in 1947, when he rejected Gandhi's stance of "no freedom without unity," but Indian journalist Akbar contends Nehru agreed to the partition of India and Pakistan because he was convinced that Muhammad Ali Jinnah, chief Muslim separatist, was capable of setting a torch to the whole subcontinent. Akbar, an Indian Muslim, offers a scathing portrayal of Jinnah, whom he accuses of pushing for partition in order to further his own political ambitions. We also get revealing glimpses of Churchill's vicious hatred of Indians, his unholy alliance with Jinnah and the famine the British did little to alleviate in the early 1940s. Though he minutely chronicles political affairs, Akbar ( India: The Siege Within ) says little about how Nehru addressed the vast task of rebuilding India.
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