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Gandhi and Nehru

B. R. Nanda

in In Search of Gandhi

Published in print October 2004 | ISBN: 9780195672039
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199081417 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195672039.003.0017
Gandhi and Nehru

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This chapter presents an essay on the relationship between Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru. It analyses what these two men stood for and evaluates the relevance of their objectives and methods to solve problems relevant today. It argues that it was the cause of the Indian freedom that brought Gandhi and Nehru together, and which kept them together. The chapter contends that it was not appropriate to consider their relationship as that of a master and a disciple because it was only later in life that Nehru came to realize that the Mahatma’s political instinct had often been more sound than the arguments with which he clothed his decisions.

Keywords: Mahatma Gandhi; Jawaharlal Nehru; Indian freedom; political instinct; arguments

Chapter.  4308 words. 

Subjects: Indian Politics

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