Nehru / Edition 1

Nehru / Edition 1

by Benjamin Zachariah
     
 

ISBN-10: 041525017X

ISBN-13: 9780415250177

Pub. Date: 05/01/2004

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This engaging new biography dispels many myths surrounding Nehru, and distinguishes between the icon he has become and the politician he actually was.

Benjamin Zachariah places Nehru in the context of the issues of his time, including the central theme of nationalism, the impact of Cold War pressures on India and the transition from colonial control to a

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This engaging new biography dispels many myths surrounding Nehru, and distinguishes between the icon he has become and the politician he actually was.

Benjamin Zachariah places Nehru in the context of the issues of his time, including the central theme of nationalism, the impact of Cold War pressures on India and the transition from colonial control to a precarious independence.

How did Jawaharlal Nehru come to lead the Indian nationalist movement, and how did he sustain his leadership as the first Prime Minister of independent India? Nehru's vision of India, its roots in Indian politics and society, as well as its viability have been central to historical and present-day views of India.

Connecting the domestic and international aspects of his political life and ideology, this study provides a fascinating insight into Nehru, his times and his legacy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415250177
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/01/2004
Series:
Routledge Historical Biographies Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
A Note on Indian Political Movements
The Nehru Family Tree: Five Generations
1"With Little to Command Me": 1889-19121
2"Greatness Is Being Thrust upon Me": 1912-192119
3"To Suffer for the Dear Country": 1921-192841
4"Hope to Survive the British Empire": 1928-193163
5"In Office but Not in Power": 1931-193787
6"In the Name of God, Go!": 1937-1945111
7"A Tryst with Destiny": 1945-1947133
8"Commanding Heights": 1947-1957159
9"Free Myself from this Daily Burden": 1957-1964193
10"India Must Struggle against Herself": 1889-1964-2003219
Who's Who: Short Biographical Notes on Personalities Mentioned253
A Note on Sources263
Select Bibliography265

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