Verdicts on Nehru

Verdicts on Nehru The book offers a summarized generous view of Nehru s legacy Guha makes valid arguments for areas where Nehru achieves and exceeds but doesn t use the same artistry to dissect his failings. Often, one generation s outcasts become another generation s hero Owing to the unique place he has in independent India s history as her first and longest serving prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru s reputation took him in the opposite direction So how did India s most popular statesman for nearly two decades see his reputation being tarnished long after his death Personally, I m an admirer of what Nehru achieved given the circumstances under which he was asked to lead a large nation and its countless complications in infancy In his objective style, Ramchandra Guha dissects the great man s term with his accomplishments and failures alike to provide his assessment on how the nation fails to recognise it s best ever PM But what makes his critical analysis a fantastic read is his ability to take the reader to an alternate history on occasions and help him formulate his own opinion Here s a sample of what Guha feels Nehru could have done in his time to leave a stronger legacy He could have actively sought out and nurtured second rung leaders His own preference was for non political types like Homi Bhabha and T.T Krishnamachari people who shared his liberal and cosmopolitan world view However, he did actively try to get brilliant young socialists like Jayaprakash Narayan back to the Congress I think it a real pity that the best, that is, the most intelligent and idealistic of the young Indians, who were then in the socialist and Communist parties, set themselves up in opposition to Nehru Had they worked with him and within the Congress in the 1950s and 1960s, as he asked them to do, they might collectively have ended illiteracy and brought about effective land reforms, which were crucial if India was to progress economically I may not agree with all of Ramchandra Guha s compelling arguments, but after reading Verdicts on Nehru , I m convinced the author is a historian s historian, if there was ever one in India. At the time when once upon a time hero is looked down upon as a villian it s high time we revisit Nehrus legacy In spite of all the missteps he took he is still the best person to be our prime minister during the first 10 years after independence When you say that I would have been a tremendously successful person if my parents would gave brought me up in a better way they did there best during the resources and ideas that were available at that time rings true in case of Nehru alsoBut about the book this is of a superficial discussion on this topic nothing of a scholarly work nor a historical work This is just R Guhas thoughts on our first prime minister An interesting view of a Nehru fanboy, but totally ignored the indo china war and by large the Kashmir issue for which Nehru is widely chastised for. Good read.Very good and simple read For someone who knew nothing about pandit jawaharlal than he was first prime Minister of India and favourite chacha Nehru, it s great leaning about what was Nehru s role in making India what it is today. A set of essays evaluating the past popularity of Nehru and the eventual decline of his reputation Considers the view points of later critics of Nehru and critically evaluates each of their viewpoints Also evaluates what could be really termed as his mistakes Some points are fair and some are mere biased suppositions of the author The length of this makes it like a preface to a book the author never wrote. Excellently analysed and writtenThis book clearly brings out the great qualities of Nehru.while at the same time points out his faults.One thing I definitely agreehe was the best and maybe the only person fit enough to head our country during its most difficult period.We are truly lucky.I have been a great fan of Ramachandra Guha has given me plenty of reason to be proud of being one Popular Ebook, Verdicts On Nehru Author Ramachandra Guha This Is Very Good And Becomes The Main Topic To Read, The Readers Are Very Takjup And Always Take Inspiration From The Contents Of The Book Verdicts On Nehru , Essay By Ramachandra Guha Is Now On Our Website And You Can Download It By Register What Are You Waiting For Please Read And Make A Refission For You

Ramachandra Guha was born in Dehradun in 1958, and educated in Delhi and Calcutta He has taught at the University of Oslo, Stanford, and Yale, and at the Indian Institute of Science He has been a Fellow of the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, and also served as the Indo American Community Chair Visiting Professor at the University of California at Berkeley.After a peripatetic academic career, with

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