Nehru: The Invention of India

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Arcade Publishing, 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 282 pages
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New from Shashi Tharoor, eminent United Nations diplomat and author of India: From Midnight to the Millennium, comes an incisive new biography of the great secularist, Jawaharlal Nehru, 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. 'A well-crafted life of the Indian politician and independence-movement hero... A thoughtful account, likening Nehru to Thomas Jefferson in ways both positive and negative' - Kirkus Reviews
  

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User Review  - Alexander Mattam - Goodreads

Well written book by Shashi Tharoor. Gave real insights into one of India's greatest statesman and possibly the leader who took Asia into the international centre stage during the peak of Cold war ... Read full review

Review: Nehru: The Invention of India

User Review  - Anand Ganapathy - Goodreads

An insightful biography of one of India's foremost leaders. Shashi Tharoor has done. justice to this book. The last chapter where he has analyzed Nehru's principles and their relevance today is what I liked best. Read full review

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Tharoor has worked for the United Nations since 1978 and is currently the executive assistant to Secretary General Kofi Annan. He graduated from St. Stephen's College, Delhi, and took his doctorate from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts.

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