Title Three Statesmen: Gokhale, Gandhi, Nehru
Book Condition New
Size 15 x 23 Cm
Publisher New Delhi, India Oxford University Press 2015
0199457514 / 9780199457519
Seller ID 012134
B.R. Nanda's biographical writings have added a new dimension of understanding to the lives and works of three great Indian patriots. These are based on a careful reading of the sources and a profound love for the Indian heritage, but without nationalistic excess or denigration of opponents. - Ainslie T. Embree, Professor Emeritus, Colombia University This omnibus volume is of lasting significance to scholars concerned with modern Indian political thought and leadership. -Dennis Dalton, Barnard College, Columbia University Nanda has covered a wide range of personalities and events with an impressive fidelity to facts and a felicitous style. His work provides a foundation for others to build upon. His achievement is universal and his appeal widespread. T.N. Madan, Honorary Professor, Institute of Economic Growth B.R. Nanda's works have enriched our understanding of the making of modern India. They are meticulously researched, full of profou nd insights and written with elegance and verve. - Ralph Buultjens, Former Nehru Professor, University of Cambridge and Professor, New York University The destiny of modern India has largely been shaped by the efforts of three charismatic leaders Gokhale, Gandhi, and Nehru. This omnibus volume brings together the lives of these three giants that enable us to compare their personalities, approaches, and achievements. At a time when India is faced with the challenges of the 21st century, the lives of Gokhale, Gandhi, and Nehru have much to teach us. In a new introduction, specially written for this volume, Nanda makes a comparative study of the backgrounds, temperaments and ideologies of the three leaders, and focuses on the inter-relationship between their ideas and methods and how these remain relevant today. Printed Pages: 1184 with numerous halftones.