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A portrait of the Indian secularist and spiritual companion of Mahatma Gandhi discusses his childhood as a member of a politically influential family, the Enlightenment philosophies that marked his education, his decision to become an activist, his contributions to India's non-violent struggle for independence, and his witness to the violence of partition. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.
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Shashi Tharoor was is a winner of the Commonwealth Writer's Prize and author of six books including the novels Show Business, and The Great Indian Novel, and the non-fiction works India: From Midnight to the Millennium and Nehru: A Biography. He also works as a senior United Nations official and lives in New York.Review:
"Shashi Tharoor's livelier, shorter essay has a...personal perspective [and] apocryphal stories. [An] excellent chapter on Nehru's legacy." - The Independent "A good summing up of Nehru's triumphs and failures...Tharoor's style is smooth and pleasant." - New York Times Book Review "[This] short and highly readable life never lacks for pithy phrases and strong opinions...Tharoor writes with shrewd wit." - Publishers Weekly"
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