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Nehru: The Invention of India Book Review Summary

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    Jawaharlal Nehru was India for the first seventeen years of its independence.   An unlikely follower of Mahatma Gandhi, Nehru was a moody, idealistic intellectual who was born into a life of privilege. He was educated at Harrow and Cambridge but spent almost ten years in British jails because of his socialist convictions. A fierce freedom fighter, Jawaharial believed in India's right to be free of British rule and in her ability to rule herself.

    Upon Mahatma Gandhi's assassination, Nehru became the most visible embodiment of India's struggle for freedom. He was the keeper of the national flame. In his rise to power in India, Nehru is incorruptible, visionary, ecumenical, and a politician above politics.
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Plot & Themes

Job/profession/poverty story    -   Yes Politician story?    -   Left wing pol fighting right wing Period of greatest activity?    -   1900+

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   politician/elected ruler Ethnicity    -   Indian Indian

Setting

City?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   thoughtful If this is a kid's book:    -   Age 16-Adult How much dialogue in bio?    -   little dialog How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?    -   76%-100% of book

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