Witness to History: Transition and Transformation of India (1947-64)

Hardcover | November 15, 2011

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Focusing on the Nehru era which witnessed several crucial moments in the history of independent India, such as the drafting of the Indian Constitution, war and insurgency, and the adoption of the policy of non-alignment, this volume includes essays by P.C. Alexander, Karan Singh, InderMalhotra, K. Natwar Singh, and M.V. Kamath, among others - individuals who have been witness to the making of history and who have, in their own way, contributed in shaping its course. From a recounting of the Nehru years by Karan Singh to personal narratives by M.V. Kamath and Subhash Kashyap to Nehru's foreign policy by K. Natwar Singh to international politic by Muchkund Dubey to Nehru's Kashmir Policy by Balraj Puri - the book includes their reminiscences, recollections, andinterpretation of events based on personal knowledge. Written with depth and verve, each essay throws new light on the crucial eighteen years which witnessed the transition and transformation of a newly-independent nation.

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Focusing on the Nehru era which witnessed several crucial moments in the history of independent India, such as the drafting of the Indian Constitution, war and insurgency, and the adoption of the policy of non-alignment, this volume includes essays by P.C. Alexander, Karan Singh, InderMalhotra, K. Natwar Singh, and M.V. Kamath, among o...

Nehru Centre was conceived in 1972 as a memorial to Jawaharlal Nehru, independent India's first Prime Minister. It is ever engaged in promoting his ideals of enlightened curiosity, the scientific temper, and secular values.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:192 pages, 9.65 × 6.5 × 0.98 inPublished:November 15, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Nehru Centre: Introductory Note1. P.C. Alexander: 'Witness tro History2. Karan Singh: 'The Nehru Years'3. Subhash Kashyap: 'Jawaharlal Nehru: From Far and Near'4. Muchkund Dubey: 'Nehru's Vision of the International Order'5. Jagmohan: 'Two Waves of the Ocean of Nehru's Life'6. Balraj Puri: 'Nehru's Kashmir Policy'7. Essay by Inder Malhotra8. K. Natwar Singh: 'A Brief Survey of Jawaharlal Nehru's Foreign Policy'9. M.V. Kamath: 'Jawaharlal Nehru: As I Saw Him'Contributors