B. R. Nanda

in The Nehrus

Published in print December 2007 | ISBN: 9780195693430
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199081387 | DOI:

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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

Chapter.  4514 words. 

Subjects: Indian Politics

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