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.
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- Ramachandra Guha
- 14 August 2019 Ramachandra Guha