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Prison and Chocolate Cake

Sahgal, Nayantara

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ISBN 10: 0394441419 / ISBN 13: 9780394441412
Published by Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1966
Condition: good, fair
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236, illus., glossary, index, front DJ flap price clipped, DJ worn & soiled: several large tears, ink notation on front endpaper. This is an autobiography of Pandit Nehru`s niece dedicated to her freedom fighter parents who had given their children a happy childhood in times of travail. Bookseller Inventory # 53879

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Title: Prison and Chocolate Cake

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, New York

Publication Date: 1966

Book Condition: good, fair

Edition: Seventh Printing.

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A dramatic portrait of the spirit of sacrifice that carried India through the years of the struggle for independence, this evocative memoir of an unusual childhood ends with the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi in 1948. Nayantara Sahgal describes what it was like growing up in Anand Bhavan, Allahabad, the home of her parents shared with her maternal uncle, Jawarlal Nehru, during the years when Gandhi was leading the movement for independence. It describes in loving detail the lives of a family for whom the country's fight for freedom was more important than anything else, certainly coming before comfort and riches.

The book is particularly delightful for its picture of Nehru who springs from these pages as a man of friendly humanity and a joy in life that made him a beloved uncle, yet with an inborn greatness that inspired awe and admiration in the little girl who played with him.

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'Seldom does one get a chance to become acquainted with India's great leaders through a young woman so intimately associated with them.' --New York Times Book Review

'She is brilliant...complex and questioning.' --Pearl S. Buck

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