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The NehrusMotilal and Jawaharlal: With a New Preface$
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B. R. Nanda

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780195693430

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195693430.001.0001

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Harrow

Harrow

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(p.70) Chapter Seven Harrow
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The Nehrus
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B. R. Nanda

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195693430.003.0007

This chapter discusses Jawaharlal’s stay in Harrow. It states that the official report of Jawaharlal’s half-term showed that he was top in every subject. It then explains that Motilal did not want Jawaharlal to become a bookworm, and instead expressed his wish that Jawaharlal would become more involved in sports. It shows that Jawaharlal became equally involved in his studies and in sports, specifically cricket, and it examines several letters that were exchanged between father and son. These letters helped ease Jawaharlal’s homesickness and Motilal sometimes included fatherly advice in his letters. The next section discusses Jawaharlal’s summer vacation of 1906, when he spent three weeks at Mussoorie with his parents. The chapter also shows that Jawaharlal had an avid interest in politics.

Keywords:   Harrow, official half-term report, sports, letters, fatherly advice, summer vacation of 1906, interest in politics

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