MU Digital Repository
Logo

Problematizing Legacy as a Concept in the Indian Political Lexicon: Perspectives from the Nehruvian Era and Beyond

Nanda Kishor, M S (2015) Problematizing Legacy as a Concept in the Indian Political Lexicon: Perspectives from the Nehruvian Era and Beyond. In: Democracy and Development in India Nehru and Beyond. Abhijeet Publications, New Delhi, pp. 89-103. ISBN 9789350742051

[img]
Preview
PDF
Problematizing Legacy-Nanda Kishor-978-93-5074-205-1.pdf - Published Version

Download (461kB) | Preview

Abstract

The Indian national movement succeeded in gaining independence for India in the way she imagined. The gamut of leaders including Nehru had a guiding force in Gandhi and was essentially seen as able candidates to lead the country. Soon after the demise of Gandhi, Nehru took up the responsibility of sailing the nation through its initial years of difficulty with his vision of national unity, parliamentary democracy, industrialization, non-alignment, secularism, socialism and scientific thinking. Quite often, there are binary approaches to Nehru's legacy by the scholars and very few have given a balanced view of his legacy. The first group of scholars speak in complete favour of Nehru and see him as a statesman who was flawless and the other group finds everything problematic with him and they discuss him with lone virtue of being the first Prime Minister and a companion of M K Gandhi. This research is an exercise in understanding Nehru's legacy not from the big achievements he made in his life in pre- and post- independent era, but from the point of view of rediscovering some of the historical anecdotes

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Departments at MU > Geopolitical and International Relations
Depositing User: Geopolitics eprints MU
Date Deposited: 16 Sep 2016 11:25
Last Modified: 16 Sep 2016 11:27
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/146979

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item