The God who Failed: An Assessment of Jawaharlal Nehru's Leadership
Nehru's life is unique in that it is the veritable history of modern India both pre and post-Independence Writing about Nehru means reliving history in every sense of the term.' No leader of independent India has towered as high over Indian politics as Jawaharlal Nehru. Highly educated and articulate, he had a deep understanding of the history and culture of India and was responsible for laying much of the foundations on which today's India is built, an enlightened Constitution, parliamentary democracy with adult suffrage and secularism. However, of equal significance are Nehru's failures, for which he and his admirers have been increasingly criticized since the turn of the century. These include the imbroglio that took place when Kashmir became a part of India, the Indo-China border dispute of 1962, his overlooking the growing menace of corruption on his watch and Nehru's futile pursuit of his own brand of dubious socialism The God Who Failed, An Assessment of Jawaharlal Nehru's Leadership provides an objective and unbiased look into Nehru's legacy his triumphs, his failures and his unfulfilled vision for India. Written by the veteran administrator and author Madhav Godbole, this book is a powerful account of the leader who shaped modern India as we know it.