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….