Nehru and Modern India

An Anatomy of Nation-building

Edited by: G. Gopa Kumar

Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru - the First Prime Minister of independent India - was the embodiment of the spirit and ideals of democracy, socialism, secularism, nationalism, equality, and social justice. Estimating the contemporary significance and historical relevance of Nehru will always remain a challenging task for students of social sciences. Nehru continues to remain a crucial link between the evolution of India's contemporary nationalism and the transition towards a middle-range power among the countries of the modern world. Along with other great stalwarts of freedom movement, Nehru was successful and practical in envisioning a modern India. Given the complex social, cultural, political, and historical background of the continent, this was a tremendous task. In the post-independence scenario, Nehru was able to provide a strong foundation to the political system and clear directions to foreign and domestic policies. Despite the fast changing nature of the international system, Nehruvian perspectives are very relevant, even today. This book contains 12 papers, which critically examine the policies pursued by Nehru in shaping modern India.


212 pages

Publication Date: 7/31/2010
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9788177082425