TOWARD FREEDOM by Jawarharlal Nehru


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A picture of the new India as it emerged, by the man who, next to Gandhiji (yes, that's his spelling), accomplished most in the struggle for his country's independence. From a background of wealth and culture, Eton and Harrow, Nehru returned to India and devoted his life to his country. His approach was different from that of his chief, whom he forcefully portrays. Nehru is opposed to the claim that poverty is godly, that political reform can be worked through mysticism. He traces the complex phases of revolutionary India, striving for unity and nationalism and hampered by a plethora of economic, social and religious tabus. As secretary and later president of the All India Congress, Nehru was an influence feared by the English, and spent most of his latter life in jail. An important book -- with India a probable pawn in the world struggle. It should have been more carefully edited (and perhaps in final form it will have been).

Pub Date: Feb. 17th, 1941
Publisher: John Day