"Uncle Nehru"?A Critical Portrait

Bhargava, G. S.
November 1955
New Republic;11/14/55, Vol. 133 Issue 20, p10
The article focuses on the Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru. In a way it was true, but his dictatorial influence was undoubtedly of the benevolent type. Religious by disposition, the Mahatma could not, even if he wanted, get over the Hindu virtue of humbleness and modesty. Western education banished from his mind any oriental tendency to make things and men sacrosanct, to accept them without questioning and to demean himself before so-called supervisors. Success came to Nehru comparatively easily and early in life. At the time of his first imprisonment he was a national hero.


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