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When Stone Walls Cry: The Nehrus in Prison

Mushirul Hasan

Abstract

Millions in India have long been obsessed with the vicissitudes of the Nehru–Gandhi family’s fate. Inextricably linked to the ups and downs of their lives was the future of the nation itself. It was Jawaharlal Nehru’s leadership that guided India onto the world stage as a modern nation. Despite the varied scholarship of Nehruvian studies, one important aspect—the experiences of the Nehrus in prison during the national movement—has received only scant consideration. This book addresses that omission by highlighting the significance of prison time in shaping the lives of the members of this illu ... More

Keywords: Nehru family, prison, Jawaharlal Nehru, national movement, Nehruvian studies, Motilal Nehru, nationalist struggle

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780199466894
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199466894.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mushirul Hasan, author
Vice-Chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia (2004-2009)