Journals Higher Education



Published: 15 March 2008

400 Pages | 9 b/w photographs

ISBN: 9780195693430

Also Available In:

Bookseller Code (06)

The Nehrus

With a New Preface

B.R. Nanda

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.


Also of Interest