Jawaharlal Nehru: An Autobiography brings together some of the memoirs and recollections written by Jawaharlal Nehru during his imprisonment.
Summary of the Book
Jawaharlal Nehru begins his life?s story with the story of his ancestors and their escape from Kashmir. He begins writing with a single view in mind: to understand how he came to join the Civil Disobedience Movement. He spends several sections explaining his family?s background and his ancestors. Through his own words, Nehru comes out as a quiet child, observant and full of thoughts. Readers understand the man that he becomes and the roles he plays in his later life as one of the main players in the Indian Independence Movement through his actions and his ideas as a child. This book is a definite read for anyone wishing to understand the man that became the first Prime Minister of Independent India.
About Jawaharlal Nehru
Jawaharlal Nehru was an Indian politician and freedom fighter. He was the first Prime Minister of India and a leader of the Indian Independence Movement alongside Mahatma Gandhi.
Nehru studied at Trinity College, Cambridge. A staunch representative of freedom, Nehru served several prison terms and was constantly in and out of prisons. He spent his time in prison writing, largely to his young daughter Indira Priyadarshini, the future Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. His other works include Glimpses of World History and The Discovery of India.