By Shashi Tharoor
Shashi Tharoor supplies an incisive biography of the good secularist who—alongside his religious father, Mahatma Gandhi—led the circulate for India’s independence from British rule and ushered his newly self reliant kingdom into the fashionable international. the guy who might in the future aid topple British rule and turn into India’s first leading minister began as a shockingly unremarkable pupil. Born right into a prosperous, politically influential Indian relatives within the waning years of the Raj, Jawaharlal Nehru was once raised on Western secularism and the humanist rules of the Enlightenment.
Once he met Gandhi in 1916, Nehru threw himself into the nonviolent fight for India’s independence, a fight that wasn’t received until eventually 1947. India had chanced on an ideal political supplement to her extra religious recommend, yet neither Nehru nor Gandhi may perhaps hinder the terrible rate for independence: partition. This attention-grabbing biography casts an unflinching eye on Nehru’s heroic efforts for, and stewardship of, autonomous India and provides us a cautious appraisal of his legacy to the realm.