Writings on Nehru: Some Reflections on Indian Thoughts and Related Essays

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Northern Book Centre, Jan 1, 2006 - India - 225 pages
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The book has two sections. Articles that are grouped in the first section present a coherent analysis of some of the events that shaped Nehru as a great statesman. Each article presented sums up the intellectual thinking that surrounded in an altogether different way. Further, those articles which are presented in the second section relate to the thought making process in India. Here, the author analyses the impact of various ideologies like the western liberalism, opposition to fascism and militarism, the impact of Russian Revolution of 1917, etc., that nurtured and affected Indian mind. Lastly, the author laments the functioning of Rumpites vis-a-vis that of Gandhian ideals and Nehruvean norms.Quite a few writers like the Laskian ones can recreate great minds and can see the nation making process in a wholesome manner.Salient featuresThe book?presents an analysis on Nehruvean thoughts.?presents a contemporary picture of national politics and modern political communities.?gives a clear picture of contemporary Indian thought making processes.?speaks not only to the political activists and intellectuals but also to almost all social scientists and general readers.?is of great value to those who want to know as how Nehru shaped himself as a great statesman.?is very useful to the students and teachers of Political Science and Modern Indian History.
 

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Contents

Nehru and the West
3
Nehru and Nationalism
12
A Square Peg in a Round Hole
19
Nehrus Early Perception of New Forces
37
Shaping of Nehrus World View
49
Nehru and Asian Consciousness
62
Nehru and Shaping of National Policy
70
Eclecticism in Modern India
83
A Plea for Reason
114
Socialism and Colonial MiddleClass
126
Sarvodaya A Critical Study
134
Law and Colonialism
163
Laski and Liberty
202
Bibliography
215
Index
221
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Whiggism in India
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Mrs. Abha Nawani was born on 5th January 1948. She passed M.A. History from BHU with first class first among all the students of her class in the year 1969. She was awarded Ph.D. degree from the same university in the year 1974 with the research topic Socio-Economic Development of Uttar Pradesh, 1947-54. Later on she joined Saugar University as a Lecturer in the year 1983. Presently she holds the position of Reader and Chairperson Board of Studies in History. She authored a title ^^jktkjke eksgu jk; ,oa vk/kqfud Hkkjr 1⁄4f?kfYM;ky ca/kq] cukjl1⁄2** and presented several research articles. She has also completed a project A Study of Kabirpanth in Sagar District under the financial assistance from the I.C.H.R., New Delhi.

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