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Jawaharlal Nehru - A Biography
Jawaharlal Nehru - A Biography

Jawaharlal Nehru - A Biography

by Sarvepalli Gopal

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Oxford University Press


0 19 5669207 - Year: 2004 - Pages: 503



Sarvepalli Gopal

Author: Sarvepalli Gopal
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Year: 2004
Language: English
Pages: 503
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0 19 5669207


Sarvepalli Gopal’s biography of Jawaharlal Nehru is now generally recognized as the standard work on one of the key personalities of the twentieth century. Written from first hand knowledge of Nehru-whom Gopal served for ten years in the Ministry of External Affairs-and with the advantage of unrestricted access to Nehru’s papers, the volumes provided more than an account of a personality and branched out into a definitive study of both the man and the age. This edition makes available the essence of that study in a compact form.


Professor Gopal’s judgment on public affairs is always balanced, his scholarship is impeccable.
-Asian Affairs

Nehru’s India and his world vision in the company of S Gopal is at once a nostalgic, poignant and intellectual experience.
-Hindustan Times

For an accounts of Nehru’s intellectual development one has to refer to S Gopal’s biography.
-Pankaj Mishra, Outlook

The picture that S Gopal paints of Nehru, a personality that is warm yet aristocratic, dreaming and demoniacally active, honest but tolerant…would remain definitive for a long time to come.
-Amalesh Tripathy, Business Standard


PART ONE 1887-1947
Unformative Years
Marking Time
Immersion in Politics
Among the Peasants
The Moderate Disciple of Gandhi
In Nabha Jail
Escape into Administration
Europe 1926-2927
The Campaign for Independence
Action-and Anti-Climax
Agrarian Crisis in the United Provinces
In and Out of Prison
Death of Kamala Nehru
Leading the Party
Out of Tune with the Congress
The War Crisis
The Cripps Mission
Collision Course
Post-War Prelude
The Cabinet Mission
The Interim Government
The Transfer of Power

PART TWO 1947-1956
Sad Morning
Kashmir and Hyderabad
The Shaping of Foreign Policy
Domestic Pressures
Korea and Tibet
Kashmir 1951-1953
The Korean Settlement
The Road of Elections
The Zenith of World Influence 1953-1954
The Fine Art of Government
The Light of Asia
The Problem of Linguistic Provinces
Suez Hungary
Mid-Term Assessment

PART THEE 1956-1964
The Domestic Scene
The World Outside
Kerala 1957-1959
Tibet, China and Pakistan 1957-1959
Towards Co-operative Farming
The Growing Rift with China 1960
Crusade in the Cango
Strengthening National Feeling
Round the World-to Goa
China Goes to War
Light and Shadows
Full Stop

Appendix: The Northern Boundary of India

Biographical Notes



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