Verdicts on Nehru: The Rise and Fall of A Reputation PDF

Verdicts on Nehru: The Rise and Fall of A Reputation (e-Single) On Jawaharlal Nehru s th death anniversary, Ramachandra Guha assesses his place in history, and his contribution to the building of modern India and its democratic institutions

About the Author: Ramachandra Guha

Ramachandra Guha was born in Dehradun in 1958, and educated in Delhi and Calcutta He has taught at the University of Oslo, Stanford, and Yale, and at the Indian Institute of Science He has been a Fellow of the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, and also served as the Indo American Community Chair Visiting Professor at the University of California at Berkeley.After a peripatetic academic career, with five jobs in ten years on three continents, Guha settled down to become a full time writer based in Bangalore His books cover a wide range of themes, including a global history of environmentalism, a biography of an anthropologist activist, a social history of Indian cricket, and a social history of Himalayan peasants Guha s books and essays have been translated intothan twenty languages The prizes they have won include the U.K Cricket Society s Literary Award and the Leopold Hidy Prize of the American Society of Environmental History.

10 thoughts on “Verdicts on Nehru: The Rise and Fall of A Reputation (e-Single)

  1. says:

    The book offers a summarized generous view of Nehru s legacy Guha makes valid arguments for areas where Nehru achieves and exceeds but doesn t use the same artistry to dissect his failings.

  2. says:

    An interesting view of a Nehru fanboy, but totally ignored the indo china war and by large the Kashmir issue for which Nehru is widely chastised for.

  3. says:

    Nice try to posture the character, but without proper examples and repeating few characteristics throughout the book, but it doesn t seems working Facts are missing throughout the book.

  4. says:

    A set of essays evaluating the past popularity of Nehru and the eventual decline of his reputation Considers the view points of later critics of Nehru and critically evaluates each of their viewpoints Also evaluates what could be really termed as his mistakes Some points are fair and some are mere biased suppositions of the author The length of this m

  5. says:

    The legacy of Nehru is so vast that it can t be manipulated by false propaganda any party in the veil of Nationalism or inprecise words, jingoism Nehru was, Nehru is and Nehru will remain as the greatest builder of Modern India Certainly he is not God, he had done mistakes, sometimes gross mistakes, but one should think that the situations in which he acted an

  6. says:

    Summarily put Why we may be unfair to Nehru in criticizing him over every decision he made The author is unabashed about his admiration of Nehru Good one to read in current times.

  7. says:

    At the time when once upon a time hero is looked down upon as a villian it s high time we revisit Nehrus legacy In spite of all the missteps he took he is still the best person to be our prime minister during the first 10 years after independence When you say that I would have been a tremendously successful person if my parents would gave brought me up in a better way they did

  8. says:

    Often, one generation s outcasts become another generation s hero Owing to the unique place he has in independent India s history as her first and longest serving prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru s reputation took him in the opposite direction So how did India s most popular statesman for nearly two decades see his reputation being tarnished long after his death Personally, I m an admir

  9. says:

    The writer is not hiding the fact that he s already in adoration of Nehru The book is not a detailed account of his life and times butof a scheme of major accusations made against the first prime minister of India Even the majority of things are true but the way of narration in not convincing on factual background Hence I highly doubt wheather we can recommend this book to someone because the ri

  10. says:

    A collection of short essays, Guha pursues a logical approach to the increasingly toxic messaging on Nehru to separate the wheat from the chaff He acknowledges that some mistakes were made by Nehru but put them in a wider context on what was known at the time He takes each point of criticism and rebuts it Though, I would have preferred longer essays for each of those points.

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