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Letters For A Nation

Letters For A Nation

From Jawaharlal Nehru To His Chief Ministers 19471963

Jawaharlal Nehru
,
Madhav Khosla (Ed.)
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In October 1947, two months after he became independent India’s first prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru wrote the first of his fortnightly letters to the heads of the country’s provincial governments-a tradition that he kept until his last letter in December 1963, only a few months before his death.

Carefully selected from among nearly 400 such letters, this collection covers a range of themes and subjects, including citizenship, war and peace, law and order, national planning and development, governance and corruption, and India’s place in the world. The letters also cover momentous world events and the many crises and conflicts the country faced during the first sixteen years after Independence.

Visionary, wise and reflective, these letters are not just a testimony to Nehru’s statesmanship and his deep engagement with every aspect of India’s democratic journey, but are also of great contemporary relevance for the guidance they provide for our current problems and predicaments.

Imprint: India Allen Lane

Published: Oct/2014

ISBN: 9780670087723

Length : 344 Pages

MRP : ₹599.00

Letters For A Nation

From Jawaharlal Nehru To His Chief Ministers 19471963

Jawaharlal Nehru
,
Madhav Khosla (Ed.)

In October 1947, two months after he became independent India’s first prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru wrote the first of his fortnightly letters to the heads of the country’s provincial governments-a tradition that he kept until his last letter in December 1963, only a few months before his death.

Carefully selected from among nearly 400 such letters, this collection covers a range of themes and subjects, including citizenship, war and peace, law and order, national planning and development, governance and corruption, and India’s place in the world. The letters also cover momentous world events and the many crises and conflicts the country faced during the first sixteen years after Independence.

Visionary, wise and reflective, these letters are not just a testimony to Nehru’s statesmanship and his deep engagement with every aspect of India’s democratic journey, but are also of great contemporary relevance for the guidance they provide for our current problems and predicaments.

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Jawaharlal Nehru

Jawaharlal Nehru was born on 14 November 1889 at Allahabad and educated in England, at Harrow and Cambridge. In 1912, Nehru returned home to play a central role in India's struggle for freedom from British colonial rule, and then, as prime minister of independent India for seventeen years, went on to shape the nation's future as a modern, secular and democratic state. He died in office on 27 May 1964. Visionary and idealist, scholar and statesman of international stature, Nehru was also an outstanding writer. His three major works-An Autobiography, Glimpses of World History and The Discovery of India-and this children's classic are all published by Penguin.

Madhav Khosla (Ed.)

Madhav Khosla, a graduate of Yale Law School and the National Law School, Bangalore, is currently a PhD scholar at Harvard University, where he studies modern Indian political thought. He is the author of The Indian Constitution (2012)

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