Saturday, July 14, 2007

Nehru - A man of letters

A new book of Nehru's writings has come out: 'The Oxford India Nehru'.

I just read its review on and decided to include it in my "To be read" list of books.

Like zillions of Indians I have always admired Nehru for his great vision and leadership of the country, true he also made some mistakes but then who doesn't!

His books, 'Discovery of India', 'Glimpses of world history' are masterpieces written from jail.

and these lines are just wonderful:

“A moment comes, which comes but rarely in history, when we step out from the old to the new, when an age ends, and when the soul of a nation, long suppressed, finds utterance.”

from his historical speech "Tryst with destiny".

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