What would Nehru have done if he were alive today, amidst the war between modernity and religiosity?
He did a far better job of gaining knowledge of the larger sweep of history than any of his contemporaries. The confidence with which we condemn Nehru exposes the narrowness of our certainties more than it detracts from his achievements
The letters of India’s first Prime Minister to his chief ministers are lessons that are not always socialist in nation building
From his sartorial elegance to linguistic flair to sexual charisma, Nehru was the aesthete-moderniser
It was in 1953 that Kashmir’s estrangement from the Indian Union began. Blame it on Nehru
Shame: the Nehru Papers are still inaccessible to most Indian scholars and researchers