Author: Neerja SinghTranslator(s)/ Editors(s): Neerja SinghPublisher: National Book TrustYear: 2010Language: EnglishPages: 374ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788123758749
This collection brings together, for the first time correspondence between Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru and Sardar Vallabhai Patel. Set against the tumultuous backdrop of India’s freedom struggle, these conversations engaged with some of the most challenging debates of the day. What is striking about these exchanges is the candour and high intellectual acumen with which they addressed many of these issues. Disagreements were aplenty, but they also display a willingness to set these aside for the common pursuit of national goals. A collection that inspires as much as it informs.
Preface Introduction 1. Consent and ConvergenceI. Nehru on Patel II. Patel on Nehru III. On Council Entry IV. On Muslim League, Separate Electorate, RSS and Indian States V. On Banning of R.S.S. and Communal Newspapers VI. On Socialists and Issue of Resettlement of Refugees VII. On the Farmers’ Raj VIII. On States’ People’s Movement and Integration of States 2. Differences within Agreement IX. Patel on Nehru as Next Congress President in 1936 X. On Communal Riots and Matters of Administration XI. On Refugee Settlements and Creation of Communal Enclaves XII. On The Cabinet Mission and Matters of Governance XIII. On Nationalisation XIV. On Junagadh and Kashmir 3. Reverberations of Differences XV. On Misunderstandings and Role of OthersXVI. Differences in Style of Functioning XVII. On Elections, Partition, Communal Riots and Settlement of Refugees XVIII. On Matter of Administration XIX. Patel on his Differences with Gandhiji and Nehru Appendix 1 – Nehru’s Comments on His Colleagues Appendix 2 – On CommunistsBibliography