Nehru was way ahead of his time. Seeing him through a 20/20 lens is wrong: The Print

(The column first appeared in The Print on November 17, 2021)

  • The 132nd birth anniversary of India’s first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, was observed on 14 November. I say “observed” because it was not celebrated as it should have been. His contributions to nation-building, to planting deep the roots of democracy and to ensuring that India’s voice was heard with respect in the councils of the world — all these are part of a precious legacy that deserves to be cherished and nurtured for future generations of Indians…

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