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Nehru : the invention of India

Nehru : the invention of India

Author: Shashi Tharoor
Publisher: New York : Arcade Pub., ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
"Born into a wealthy, politically influential Indian family in the waning years of the Raj, Jawaharlal Nehru was raised, under his father's careful guidance, on Western secularism and the humanist ideas of the Enlightenment. But it was not until he met Gandhi in 1916 that Nehru was transformed from an uninspired student into a fiery and motivated activist. The theories of democracy, human dignity, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographie
collective biographies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Tharoor, Shashi, 1956-
New York : Arcade Pub., ©2003
Named Person: Jawaharlal Nehru; Jawaharlal Nehru; Jawaharlal Nehru; Jawaharlal Nehru; Jawaharlal Nehru
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Shashi Tharoor
ISBN: 155970697X 9781559706971 1559707372 9781559707374 9781611454116 1611454115
OCLC Number: 52601188
Description: xix, 282 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The Nehru Family Tree: Five Generations --
"With Little to Commend Me": 1889-1912 --
"Greatness Is Being Thrust upon Me": 1912-1921 --
"To Suffer for the Dear Country": 1921-1928 --
"Hope to Survive the British Empire": 1928-1931 --
"In Office but Not in Power": 1931-1937 --
"In the Name of God, Go!": 1937-1945 --
"A Tryst with Destiny": 1945-1947 --
"Commanding Heights": 1947-1957 --
"Free Myself from this Daily Burden": 1957-1964 --
"India Must Struggle against Herself": 1889-1964-2003 --
Who's Who: Short Biographical Notes on Personalities Mentioned.
Responsibility: Shashi Tharoor.


Delivers an incisive biography of the great secularist who - alongside his spiritual father, Mahatma Gandhi - led the movement for India's independence from British rule and ushered his newly  Read more...


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