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  - Vikas Lather - Goodreads

Not very well researched but written with sophisticated style Read full review

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User Review  - Sukanta Hazra - Goodreads

Another well written book on Nehru. A man about whom there is much misunderstanding in India, or at least an attempt is being made (unfairly) at present to show him in worse light than he deserves ... 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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