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Jawaharlal Nehru has been a subject of repeated and unjustified, attack, claims a new book titled, 'Nehru Saga'

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16.03.2019
According to Arun Bhatnagar, formerly in the IAS, “no man was more adored in his lifetime than Jawaharlal and few have been more vilified after death’. Nehru Saga, published by Blue Rose Publishers, New Delhi, set to be released in mid-May, is dedicated to Pandit Motilal Nehru with whom the political story of the Family really begins.

The author thinks it is more than a coincidence that Priyanka Gandhi’s entry into active politics has commenced in a year that marks the centenary of her great-great-grandfather –Pandit Motilal Nehru taking over as the Congress President at Amritsar in 1919.

Bhatnagar demolishes the view that Nehru imposed a centralized model of economic growth on the country that, on the contrary, had emerged from a broad consensus among politicians, industrialists, scientists and economists on an import-substituting model of development. He contends that centuries of colonial domination had made Indians wary of the excessive influence of foreign capital and that domestic industry itself urged ‘protection’ (such as through the Bombay Plan of 1944) in vital........

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