Miraculously, I got my hands on this book at the Mussoorie Library and was amazed by the honesty of the author. Early years Nehru was born to a family of Kashmiri , noted for their administrative aptitude and scholarship, who had migrated to early in the 18th century. However, the same did not last long and his interest wavered after the departure of Brooks. Well, in this autobiography, Nehru has presented Gandhiji as the hero of the Indian freedom struggle, while for the self he accepted the role of side hero. I find myself incapable of thinking of a deity or of any unknown supreme power in anthropomorphic terms, and the fact that many people think so is continually a source of surprise to me. With same gravity and respect, Instead of reducing him to China war crisis, we can acknowledge his invaluable contribution without-which India would have not reached to its present form of being a free democracy. You can find plenty of quotable quotes in this book.
Conceit, like fat on human body, grows imperceptibly, layer upon layer, and the person whom it affects is unconscious of the daily accretion. He used his tenure to expand public education, health care and sanitation. Nehru, yet it seized to give a account of the situation. And the children called him Chacha Nehru with love. But after reading 'Glimpses of world history 'I became staunch admirer of Nehru.
Jawaharlal had opposed his father's preference for dominion status, and had not left the Congress Party when Motilal helped found the. But not until father and son met and were persuaded to follow in his political footsteps did either of them develop any definite ideas on how freedom was to be attained. I was rather shocked to read about Motilal Nehru's complete disdain for Indians and his remarriage to a Muslim widow in order This was a surprise as I hadn't heard of this book ever. Thus began the family's association with , which many people mistakenly believe is the city from where the Nehru family hails. With his education graph was going steady, he also started developing the sense of nationalism.
Indeed, the far-sighted Nandlal ensured that his brother and his own sons became among the earliest Indians to receive a Western-style college education. He was the Prime Minister of the of in. On 6 February 1931 he died. Jawaharlal Nehru played a key role in building modern India. Three years later, he moved to to join the lucrative practice already established by his brother Nandlal.
In this book, Nehru has accepted that he didn't agree with Gandhiji on many things like sex, morality, villeges, industry, fasting etc; yet he adored him very much. His father Motilal Nehru was a famous Allahabad based barrister. She has served as a cabinet minister in four governments. Another idea to which I could not subscribe was the principle that public administration personnel should receive very small salaries if any salary at all, the argument being that only people determined to work for the public good expecting nothing in return should do that kind of jobs. Article shared by Short biography of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru for kids.
He died in February 1861 and his youngest child, Motilal, was born three months later. His political apprenticeship with the Congress Party lasted from 1919 to 1929. I've become quite a queer mixture of the East and the West, out of place everywhere, at home nowhere. مرگ برایشان آسایش و فرار از رنج است. Serving his country, he left for his heavenly abode on 27th of May in 1964.
In 1947, as India rejoiced the withdrawal of British from the Indian soil, it suffered the pain of partition, as the British had decided to partition the country into two — India and Pakistan. What bothered me most was the naivity of believing something like that could work. Often it is difficult to know which is the right path; it is easier sometimes to know what is not right, and to avoid that is something after all. The , the first constitution written by Indians only, envisioned a dominion status for India within the Empire, akin to Australia, and Canada. If Gandhi made Indians aware of India, Nehru made them also aware of others. His subsequent sojourns in prison enabled him to study Marxism in more depth. We forgot incredible things he did, to name a few- how he nurtured industrialization, gave voting rights to women, crushed caste system, preserved democracy, advance scientific temper, fought against religious bigotry, implemented constitutional rights not just in letter but also in spirit.
With the help of the overwhelming majority that the Congress Party maintained in the parliament during his term of office, he advanced toward that goal. He was instrumental in making the struggle of common people in the princely states, a part of the nationalist movement. Indira: the life of Indira Nehru Gandhi. Unsurprisingly, the author was not in love with his father though he was always in awe of him. Achievements as prime minister In the 35 years from 1929, when Gandhi chose Nehru as president of the Congress session at Lahore, until his death, as prime minister, in 1964, Nehru remained—despite the of the brief conflict with in 1962—the idol of his people. The watershed in his political and economic thinking was his tour of Europe and the during 1926—27. So, autobiography is one of the most important ways to paint a person.
He effectively coped with the formidable challenges of those times: the disorders and mass exodus of minorities across the new border with Pakistan, the integration of 500-odd princely states into the Indian Union, the framing of a new constitution, and the establishment of the political and administrative infrastructure for a parliamentary democracy. His elder brother, gained the favour of Raja Fateh Singh of Khetri, who was the same age as him, and rose to the position of Chief Minister; effectively the manager of the vast feudal estate. In that respect, after reading quite many autobiographies, I treat this book as one of the 'truest' autobiographies. They were split and they all were having different dimensions, yet the course of history made them hero. However, after he joined the national movement as a young man, he changed the spelling to bring it in line with that of Mahatma Gandhi.