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The Nehrus: Motilal and Jawaharlal: With a New Preface

B. R. Nanda

Abstract

Motilal Nehru and Jawaharlal Nehru are both prominent Indian men in their own right. Motilal is known as a widely successful civil lawyer and a popular political figure, while Jawaharlal made his mark as a firm nationalist leader and possible heir of the Mahatma. This book serves as a discussion of Motilal’s life and achievements, and looks into the first four decades of Jawaharlal’s life. It shows that while the father–son tandem played different roles in the nationalist struggle of India, their close emotional bonds helped them influence each other. Their story can be combined with that of t ... More

Keywords: Motilal Nehru, Jawaharlal Nehru, nationalist struggle, Indian freedom movement, political arena, Annie Besant, Home Rule movement, Indian independence, Mahatma Gandhi

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780195693430
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195693430.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

B. R. Nanda, author
Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi

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