He Who Came First
WHO IS BHARAT MATA?
On History, Culture and the Idea of India: Writings by and on Jawaharlal Nehru
edited by Purshottam Agrawal
`599; 536 pages
This book uses Nehru’s own writings to answer the question its title asks.
The Invention of India
by Shashi Tharoor
`499; 284 pages
This short biography helps bring together the many identities of Nehru— an aristocrat, a socialist, an antiimperialist, a disciple of Gandhi and India’s first prime minister.
LETTERS FOR A NATION
From Jawaharlal Nehru to his chief ministers (1947-1963)
edited by Madhav Khosla
`399; 352 pages
As prime minister, Nehru would regularly write letters to the heads of India’s provincial governments. This selection puts on clear display his vision for India.