The life of indira nehru gandhi by katherine frank

Kamala Nehru Wife of Nehru was always unwell. Since earliest childhood I have been surrounded by exceptional people and have participated in exceptional events Her father, Jawarharlal Nehru, for instance, takes up a huge chunk of the book.

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She could be quite ruthless, as when she imposed the Emergency on a bby rapidly descending into chaos it worked, despite all the hand-wringing by ignorant liberals in the west. Indira Gandhi too was a reluctant politician to begin with. Mahatma Gandhi, part saint, part humbug, and unrelated to Indira; Jawaharlal, the highly westernised Harrow and Cambridge Kashmiri agnostic who steered his country into and through independence and put India on the world map in its own right; and Indira, the most tragic figure of the three because her life was cut off some distance short of her goal.

INDIRA: The Life of Indira Nehru Gandhi

This made perfect sense to me for ever since independence, one member or the other from the Nehru family has been on the center stage of Indian politics. In addition she seemed to, at least according to the biography, believe that what she was doing was what was best for India.

Dec 29, Sahil Sood rated it it was amazing Shelves: What nheru life she led!

After two years of Desai and a reversion to chaos, the country was very glad to vote her back in. But, when it came to dissect the part of IG as PM, she floundered. She didn't believe in dragging things over a period of time in search crank a consensus.

The book felt neutral and to the point, sharing all her achievements and all that has gone wrong under her leadership. Apr 02, Amitava Mazumdar rated it really liked it.

On the morning of October 31,as she walked through her garden, smiling, with hands raised and palms pressed together in the traditional Indian namaste greeting, Indira Nehru Gandhi was assassinated by her own bodyguards. Exhaustively researched, and franj rich in psychological insights on Jawaharlal and Indira. Her international relations with different countries, she travelled a lot and had different perspective. Frank presents a comprehensive, but slightly adulatory account of Indira Gandhi, first as the daughter of Jawaharlal Nehru and then as the undisputed leader of India for a decade.

Gandhi mind and what all went in her decision making. Her father, Jawarharlal Nehru, for instance, takes up a huge chunk of the book.

Indira: The Life of Indira Nehru Gandhi - Katherine Frank - Google Books

Of course, she made mistakes. There, however, the resemblance ended. The following eight book chapters covers the next three phases of her life: As someone who intends to enter politics later in life, this book was extremely enlightening. Not only because of the huge mass of pages it has, but also because of the amount of time she would have probably spent in researching over her issues. Mar 18, Pramod rated it it was ok.

Indira: The Life of Indira Nehru Gandhi by Katherine Frank

Hhe Nehru Wife of Nehru was always unwell. Sep 02, S. She was once caught out in a case of electoral malpractice and paid for it under examination by the Shah Commission, which was itself later discredited for its political motivation. The interviews she is said to have taken, the amount of time going over the unpublished sources—all of t Originally published on Just A Girl High On Books. It may even be an advantage.

The circumstances in which I passed my girlhood- both domestic and public spheres- were not hehru.

In fact, the domestic lives of the Nehru family read like episodes from Dallas, only more quarrelsome and cruel. The Good - - Gives a good frsnk of the Indian prime minister.

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Is there any reference to the supposedly failed education of Indira Gandhi both in the UK and in India? In this beautifully written book, the acclaimed biographer Katherine Frank draws on unpublished sources and more than a hundred interviews to create a rich, balanced portrait.

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