THE POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY OF JAWAHARLAL NEHRU by Das. M. N.

THE POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY OF JAWAHARLAL NEHRU

KIRKUS REVIEW

Nehru emerges from this political biography as a sympathetic figure of substantial intellectual capacity, depicted as devoted to the scientific approach, eager to resolve into open and clearly stated ideas, and ""able to represent his mind in an easy way"". Despite his formal Nehru's ultimate faith in the unity of nature is the basis for his early admiration of Gandhi's concept of the spiritualization of politics. For Nehru, the meaning of Socialism depends strongly upon human freedom and total . He permits nationalism a certain limited importance, as a ""constructive progress"", -- but basically he yearns for the subordination of all political consideration one world common goal the fullest development of the potential of every human being. Dr. Das throws fresh light on the Indian passive-resistance movement in the era when freedom from Great Britain was sought; anti-colonialism comes into unusually sharp focus. India's professed ralism in world affairs is more readily understood in terms of her Nehru is widely but the book goes deeper than a mere anthology of

Publisher: John Day