Wednesday, 17 December 2014

The God Who Failed

The God Who Failed: An Assessment of Jawaharlal Nehrus Leadership by Madhav Godbole from Rupa & Co.

No leader of independent India has towered as high over Indian politics as Jawaharlal Nehru. Highly educated and articulate, he had a deep understanding of the history and culture of India and was responsible for laying much of the foundations on which today’s India is built—an enlightened Constitution, parliamentary democracy with adult suffrage, and secularism.

However, of equal significance are Nehru’s failures, for which he and his admirers have been increasingly criticized since the turn of the century. These include the imbroglio that took place when Kashmir became a part of India; the Indo-China border dispute of 1962; his overlooking the growing menace of corruption on his watch; and Nehru’s futile pursuit of his own brand of dubious socialism.

The God Who Failed: An Assessment of Jawaharlal Nehru’s Leadershipprovides an objective and unbiased look into Nehru’s legacy—his triumphs, his failures, and his unfulfilled vision for India. Written by the veteran administrator and author Madhav Godbole, this book is a powerful account of the leader who shaped modern India as we know it.

In our Politics section, Rs. 595, in hardback hardback, 374 pages, ISBN: 9788129135599

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