Quick Search

Author
Title
Description
Keyword
Seller Id
ISBN
Advanced Search
 
 
Gift Cards
Checkout a Gift Card


 
Our secure web pages are hosted by Chrislands Inc, who use a Thawte SSL Certificate to ensure secure transmission of your information.
Fully Trusted SSL Certificate
 
 
 

Author Name    Shashi Tharoor

Title   Nehru: The Invention of India

Binding   Paperback

Book Condition   New

Jacket Condition   New

Edition   First Edition

Publisher   New Delhi, India Penguin 2007

ISBN    0143104047 / 9780143104049

Seller ID   000329

This short biography examines a great figure of twentieth-century nationalism from the vantage point of the beginning of the twenty-first. Deftly weaving personal facets with historical happenings, it tells the fascinating story of Jawaharlal Nehru's life. Finely portrayed is the unremarkable youth who found his calling in politics and followed Gandhi into British jails; the aristocrat born to privilege who was moved by the plight of peasants because of his socialist convictions; the cosmopolitan who became the hero of the nationalist youth; the die-hard secularist who confronted Hindu mobs, trying to stop the Partition violence; and the Prime Minister who desired to educate the poor, illiterate and idolizing Indian masses in democracy by his own personal example. The book also analyses the principal pillars of Nehru's legacy to India: democratic institution building, staunch pan-Indian secularism, socialist economics at home and a foreign policy of non-alignment. Tharoor sees the first two as having been indispensable to the survival of our pluralism, and non-alignment to preserving our self-respect, though socialist economics, he believes, was disastrousóboosting poverty, stagnation and widespread corruption. All of these, however, were integral to a vision of Indianness that is fundamentally contested today. Beautifully written and sparkling with fresh insights, full of anecdotes retold with a novelist's pen, this book offers us a reinterpretation of an extraordinary man and his times. Printed Pages: 272.

Indian Nationalism India

Price = 6.50 USD


Books of related interest
South India: A Mosaic
Ameeta Nanji; Foreword By Shashi Tharoor
32.95 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

Riot: A Novel
Shashi Tharoor
5.15 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

India: From Midnight to the Millennium and Beyond
Shashi Tharoor
10.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

Bookless in Baghdad: And Other Writings About Reading
Shashi Tharoor
7.75 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

The Book of Muhammad
Mehru Jaffer
5.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

Varaha Purana, 2 Vols (Asttadash Mahapurana)
S. Venkitasybramonia Iyer
32.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

The Siva Purana, 4 Vols (Asttadash Mahapurana)
J.L. Shastri
60.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

Rgveda Samhita, 4 Vols
H.H. Wilson
52.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

A Comparative Grammar of the Indo-Germanic Languages, 5 Vols (Vyakaran Grantha)
Kral Brugmann (Author) & Joseph Wright (Tr.)
60.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

Grammar of the Sanskrit Language (Vyakaran Grantha)
F. Kielhorn
12.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

Panini: His Place in Sanskrit Literature (Vyakaran Grantha)
Theodore Goldstucker
12.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

Prakrta-Prakasa or The Prakrta Grammar of Vararuchi (With the Commentary (Manorama) of Bhamaha with the Text, Notes, English Translation and Index of Prakrta Words), (Vyakaran Grantha)
E.B. Cowell
20.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

 


Questions, comments, or suggestions
Please write to info@mrmlonline.com
Copyright©2017. All Rights Reserved.
Powered by ChrisLands.com

 

 

cookie