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Verdicts on Nehru: The Rise and Fall of A Reputation (e-Single) On Jawaharlal Nehru s th death anniversary, Ramachandra Guha assesses his place in history, and his contribution to the building of modern India and its democratic institutions A collection of short essays, Guha pursues a logical approach to the increasingly toxic messaging on Nehru to separate the wheat from the chaff He acknowledges that some mistakes were made by Nehru but put them in a wider context on what was known at the time He takes each point of criticism and rebuts it Though, I would have preferred longer essays for each of those points. The book offers a summarized generous view of Nehru s legacy Guha makes valid arguments for areas where Nehru achieves and exceeds but doesn t use the same artistry to dissect his failings. An interesting view of a Nehru fanboy, but totally ignored the indo china war and by large the Kashmir issue for which Nehru is widely chastised for. Nice try to posture the character, but without proper examples and repeating few characteristics throughout the book, but it doesn t seems working Facts are missing throughout the book.

  • Kindle Edition
  • 32 pages
  • Verdicts on Nehru: The Rise and Fall of A Reputation (e-Single)
  • Ramachandra Guha
  • English
  • 14 August 2019

About the Author: Ramachandra Guha

Ramachandra Guha was born in Dehradun in 1958, and educated in Delhi and Calcutta He has taught at the University of Oslo, Stanford, and Yale, and at the Indian Institute of Science He has been a Fellow of the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, and also served as the Indo American Community Chair Visiting Professor at the University of California at Berkeley.After a peripatetic academic career, with five jobs in ten years on three continents, Guha settled down to become a full time writer based in Bangalore His books cover a wide range of themes, including a global history of environmentalism, a biography of an anthropologist activist, a social history of Indian cricket, and a social history of Himalayan peasants Guha s books and essays have been translated intothan twenty languages The prizes they have won include the U.K Cricket Society s Literary Award and the Leopold Hidy Prize of the American Society of Environmental History.


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