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Nehru: The Invention of India
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. ...
Riot: A Love Story
Priscilla Hart, a young idealistic American student, travels to India to volunteer with a female population-control awareness program. In the course of her work in the small town of Zalilgarh, Priscilla meets an attractive, but very married, government official. An instant affinity is felt by both of them and a torrid, clandestine love affair ensures. While both are conflicted by their feelings for each other, neither wants to end the relationshi...