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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415250177
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 5/1/2004
  • Series: Routledge Historical Biographies Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • 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": 1889-1912 1
2 "Greatness Is Being Thrust upon Me": 1912-1921 19
3 "To Suffer for the Dear Country": 1921-1928 41
4 "Hope to Survive the British Empire": 1928-1931 63
5 "In Office but Not in Power": 1931-1937 87
6 "In the Name of God, Go!": 1937-1945 111
7 "A Tryst with Destiny": 1945-1947 133
8 "Commanding Heights": 1947-1957 159
9 "Free Myself from this Daily Burden": 1957-1964 193
10 "India Must Struggle against Herself": 1889-1964-2003 219
Who's Who: Short Biographical Notes on Personalities Mentioned 253
A Note on Sources 263
Select Bibliography 265
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