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Nehru : the Invention of India

Shashi Tharoor delivers an incisive biography of the great secularist who--alongside his spiritual father, Mahatma Gandhi--led the movement for India's independence from British rule and ushered his newly independent country into the modern world. The man who would one day help topple British rule and become India's first prime minister started out as a surprisingly unremarkable student. Born into a wealthy, politically influential Indian family in the waning years of the Raj, Jawaharlal Nehru was raised on Western secularism and the humanist ideas of the Enlightenment. Once he met Gandhi in
eBook, English, 2011
Skyhorse Publishing Company, Incorporated, New York, 2011