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Nehru and Indian Literature
Nehru and Indian Literature

Nehru and Indian Literature

by R C Paul

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N/A - Year: 1982 - Pages: 167



R C Paul

Author: R C Paul
D D Jyoti/Several Contributors
Translator(s)/ Editors(s): V N Tewari
Publisher: Publication Scheme
Year: 1982
Language: English
Pages: 167
ISBN/UPC (if available): N/A


The subject of the Seminar was the "Impact of Nehruism on Indian Literature"; the title of this volume is Nehru and Literature and the contents do contain some chapters and a few observations which do not limit themselves to the scope of the title. Still the appropriateness of the title cannot be challenged in view of the pervasive spirit that runs through all that has been essayed in this book which is like”refraction" made possible by the prismatic personality of Nehru.

Jawaharlal Nehru, the man of destiny of India, has left a rich legacy of thought and action which is not likely to vanish on the wings of time. The writings of this great humanist, visionary and man of action are characterized by universality and a tone of compassion lucidly suggestive of his belief in the significance of humanity and in humane significances. Integrity is the key-note of all that he wrote, said and did. His elegant and luminous prose establishes beyond doubt Gandhiji's remarks that "Nehru was pure as the crystal and truthful beyond suspicion". Directness and strength, born of his transparent sincerity, form the Warf and woof of his books among which his Autobiography is regarded by a British critic "as part of the treasures of English Literature".

Nehru often used to marvel at the amazing mind and spirit of man though man, in his own inimitable words, is "as peck of dust on a soap-bubble universe".

Nature had gifted Nehru with an extraordinarily rich imagination and heightened sensibility on which he brought to bear the absolute sincerity of a true humanist. He did not versify his thoughts but succeeded in evoking almost spontaneously through his fascinating prose a deep response which poetry draws.



Editor’s Note

Welcome Address
Inaugural Address
Keynote Address

1. Jawaharlal Nehru's Concept of Freedom
2. Nehru's Humanism-Scientific or Pagan?
3. Nehru's Concept of Polity
4. Nehru's Socialism in Legal Literature
5. Nehru's Philosophy of History
6. Nehru and the Indian Mind
7. Nehru and the Press
8. Nehru in the Eyes of the Painters
9. The Students' Perception of Nehru
10. Jawaharlal Nehru as a Litterateur
11. Nehruism and the Punjabi Literature
12. Nehru's Impact on Hindi Literature
13. Jawaharlal Nehru and Hindi Literature
14. Impact of Nehruism on Urdu Literature
15. Nehru and the Urdu Poetry
16. Impact of Nehru on Urdu Short Story and Novel
17. The Impact of Nehruism on Modern Bengali Literature

Valedictory Addresss

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