The first prime minister of India after independence from British rule, Jawaharlal Nehru (1889–1964), was a major architect of India as a nation state. His dedication to politics led to imprisonment, a deeply disturbed family life, and eventually to nearly two decades in power.
This compelling biography depicts the phases of Nehru’s life and shows how each phase reflected new developments in Indian politics. Drawing on new sources Judith Brown offers the most complete and penetrating account of Nehru yet written. The book also provides an array of insights INTO the history of India’s nationalist movement and international standing, and INTO the complexities of constructing a new nation state in the aftermath of imperial rule