Nehru: The First 60 Years – Dorothy Norman (1965) (1st US ed)


Nehru: The First 60 Years – Dorothy Norman (1965) (1st US ed)


Title: Nehru: The First Sixty Years, presenting in his own words the development of the political thought of Jawaharlal Nehru from his earliest years up to the founding of the Republic of India, 1950.

Author: Dorothy Norma, Jawaharlal Nehru (foreword)

Publisher: The John Day Company, New York, 1965. First US edition.

Condition: Hardcover, with dust jackets. 2 vol set, complete. Near fine. A heavy set, overseas shipping will cost extra.

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From jacket flap:

The primary purpose of these volumes is to show, through a careful selection of the most pertinent, memorable and interesting of Nehru’s writings, the essential development of the political thought of this statesman. No such chronological presentation has been available until now.

Together with Gandhi, Nehru played the most vital part in India’s long and tortuous struggle for freedom from British rule, so that this record of his beliefs and work up to 1950 is also to a large extent the record of how India won her independence.

Mrs Norman has provided commentaries which give necessary background information and links the extracts together. It is a fascinating story, including its often sombre and even tragic aspects: such as the Amritsar Massacre of 1919, and the martial law that followed; the repeated imprisonment of numerous Indians following non-violent civil disobedience, from the twenties onwards; and the growth of communal rivalries in the partition of India and Pakistan….