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Nehru : a tryst with destiny

Following Nehru from childhood, through his Harrow and Cambridge education, to his years as nationalist leader and Prime Minister of India, Stanley Wolpert's compelling, authoritative biography strips Nehru of his many cloaks and covers, removing the public masks he fashioned for himself throughout his mature life. With a subtle analysis of the various influences on Nehru's intellectual and political life - including the early homosexual influences, his conflict with his father, his close relationship with Mahatma Gandhi, his English education, and the years of periodic and sometimes prolonged imprisonment - Wolpert lays open to the reader the most nuanced, insightful rendering of Nehru's life yet written
Print Book, English, 1996
Oxford University Press, New York, 1996
collective biographies
xii, 546 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
9780195100730, 0195100735
Tryst with destiny, 1889-1905
Master Joe, 1905-1911
Reluctant reentry
The coming of Gandhi
In and out of prison
To change or not to change
At sea
Toward complete independence
Return to revolution
Prison and round tables
Summit in Delhi
Rigorus imprisonment
Out on India's left wing
Whither Nehru?
European refresher
Reclaiming the crown
Provincial powers
Western thunder
War again
On the eve of revolt
War behind bars
From Cripps's mission to "quit India"
Last and longest incarceration
From prison to power
Provisional Prime Minister
Interim Raj
Freedom and partition
Days of darkness
Pandit Prime Minister
Himself at the top
Decline and fall
Good night, sweet prince
WJC memorial to John Orville Evans, class of 1936.