The Nehrus: With a New Preface

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The Nehrus is being revived as a Classic Reissue. This book has established itself as a standard biography of Motilal and Jawaharlal Nehru. It provides a gripping survey of seventy momentous years of Indian History between 1861 and 1931. This edition carries a new Preface where the author talks about how and why he embarked on writing this book. Father and son played very different parts in the national struggle; but so intertwined were their lives that they influenced each other, not least when they differed. Love of ones children is a natural and common enough emotion, but in the case of Motilal, it had a rare quality, which Gandhi, a deeply religious man, described as divine. It carries a section analyzing Jawaharlal Nehru's role in the national movement after 1931, his relationship with Gandhi, and his contribution as India's first Prime Minister until his death in 1964.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195693430
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 3/1/2008
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 5.50 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

B.R. Nanda is formerly Founder-Member, Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi.

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Table of Contents

Preface to New Edition
1. Formative Years
2. The Profession of Law
3. West Wind
4. Indian National Congress
5. Motilal the Moderate
6. The Only Son
7. Harrow
8. The Young Nationalist
9. Fateful Choice
10. Politics Calling
11. Halcyon Days
12. Home Rule
13. Reforms on the Anvil
14. Emergence of Gandhi
15. Amritsar
16. The Plunge
17. High Tide
18. Low Tide
19. Letters from Prison
20. Trapped in Nabha
21. Leader of the Opposition
22. Tussle with Gandhi
23. Evolution of Jawaharlal
24. Rift in the Lute
25. End of the Tether
26. Rising Tempo
27. The Clash
28. On the Brink
29. Freedoms Battle

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