The Nehrus: With a New Preface

Paperback | October 15, 2007

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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 authortalks 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 thecase of Motilal, it had a rare quality, which Gandhi, a deeply religious man, described as divine. It carries a section analysing Jawaharlal Nehrus role in the national movement after 1931, his relationship with Gandhi, and his contribution as Indias first Prime Minister until his death in1964.

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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 authortalks about how and why he embarked on writing t...

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

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 8.46 × 5.51 × 0.91 inPublished:October 15, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195693434

ISBN - 13:9780195693430

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Table of Contents

Preface to New Edition,Preface, Acknowledgements,Illustrations,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 Tide19. Letters from Prison20. Trapped in Nabha21. Leader of the Opposition22. Tussle with Gandhi23. Evolution of Jawaharlal24. Rift in the Lute25. End of the Tether,26. Rising Tempo27. The Clash,28. On the Brink,29. Freedoms Battle;Epilogue;Postscript;Bibliography;Index