Jawaharlal Nehru

Jawaharlal Nehru

by Denis Judd
     
 

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Jawarharlal Nehru played a crucial part in shaping Indian nationalism and in the creation of modern India. His life encompassed the high-noon of the British Raj, but also its collapse and the creation of a Commonwealth of independent states. As India’s first prime minister he grappled with daunting internal problems, yet gave his country a clear identity in

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Jawarharlal Nehru played a crucial part in shaping Indian nationalism and in the creation of modern India. His life encompassed the high-noon of the British Raj, but also its collapse and the creation of a Commonwealth of independent states. As India’s first prime minister he grappled with daunting internal problems, yet gave his country a clear identity in international affairs. One of the ironies of his career was that the dedicated democrat and social reformer was also the founder of a great, and sometimes autocratic, political dynasty.

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A career biography of Nehru (1889-1964), next to Gandhi the most important figure in the foundation of the state of India. Emphasizing his impact on British Imperial history, briefly reviews his early life, details his political development and his stints in congress (1912-21) and as prime minister (1948-56), and discusses his legacy. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780708311714
Publisher:
University of Wales Press
Publication date:
09/01/1993
Series:
University of Wales Press - Political Portraits Series
Pages:
100
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.60(d)

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