An Autobiography: Toward Freedom (2020)

An Autobiography: Toward Freedom Jawaharlal Nehru An Autobiography Toward Freedom First published in and now available in a centenary edition this book was written by Nehru almost entirely in prison from June to February His account though replete with autobiograp
  • Title: An Autobiography: Toward Freedom
  • Author: Jawaharlal Nehru
  • ISBN: 9780370313139
  • Page: 227
  • Format: Paperback
An Autobiography: Toward Freedom Jawaharlal Nehru First published in 1936, and now available in a centenary edition, this book was written by Nehru almost entirely in prison from June 1934 to February 1935 His account, though replete with autobiographical details, is much than a personal document in the words of Rabindranath Tagore, Through all its details there runs a deep current of humanity which overpasses theFirst published in 1936, and now available in a centenary edition, this book was written by Nehru almost entirely in prison from June 1934 to February 1935 His account, though replete with autobiographical details, is much than a personal document in the words of Rabindranath Tagore, Through all its details there runs a deep current of humanity which overpasses the tangles of facts and leads us to the person who is greater than his deeds, and truer than his surroundings.
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  1. Vikas Lather

    Jawaharlal Nehru, a man I shall always be sorry I never met, wrote a desperately fascinating book Arguably the most under rated book of the twentieth century Jawaharlal Nehru can only be described as Plato s philosopher king He was an extraordinary writer, incredible reader, incorruptible statesman, and a technology lover who had romantic relationship with environment, democracy and justice So it would be impossible to write about him without romantic manner As Introduction goes, What is the one [...]

  2. Rahul Khanna

    Whenever I read Pandit Nehru I feel like my father is writing to me The quality of prose is exquisite and seldom other writer match this skill Nehru s first book I read is Discovery of India But after reading Glimpses of world history I became staunch admirer of Nehru When I was reading Glimpses of world history I decided to read his autobiography This is long book of 650 pages but book flows with the masterly prose of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru You can find plenty of quotable quotes in this book T [...]

  3. Jamie

    A bright, thoughtful, lively, insightful and passionate individual, not presented with all the answers in life, but with a strong curiosity to learn I was moved by his reflections on marriage, religion, colonialism, nature and life I am afraid our veneer of civilized conduct is thin enough, and, when passions are aroused, it rubs off and reveals something that is not good to look at To me these years have brought one rich gift among many others More and I have looked upon life as an adventure o [...]

  4. Vineeth Kartha

    Its on the history of India beautifully written and Nehru has clearly mentioned the conflicts in ideology he had with Gandhi at times A better way to learn history of India during the independence struggle.

  5. Razi Shaikh

    There is a chapter on Jawaharlal Nehru, subtitled as Dharma, the Self s Aspiration, and Artha, the Self s Purpose, in the book Righteous Republic The Political Foundations of Modern India by Ananya Vajpeyi She uses a curiously accurate term for Pandit Nehru, as someone who was a poet of nationhood I was reminded of the term while reading his autobiography, and particularly so in its epilogue Here s a telling excerpt from the same I ve become quite a queer mixture of the East and the West, out of [...]

  6. Shiven Shiven

    This was a surprise as I hadn t heard of this book ever His other books were quite famous and this was never talked about Miraculously, I got my hands on this book at the Mussoorie Library and was amazed by the honesty of the author Be it his father s hatred for Indians especially the lowly ones or his blatant weakness for women, he has put everything out in this book I was rather shocked to read about Motilal Nehru s complete disdain for Indians and his remarriage to a Muslim widow in order to [...]

  7. Ravi Prakash

    Took me almost one month to complete this book I have always been in love of the writing style of Nehru The whole book is just the chronological description of various aspect of Indian freedom struggle Nehru has shared his personal family life also Well, in this autobiography, Nehru has presented Gandhiji as the hero of the Indian freedom struggle, while for the self he accepted the role of side hero The only woman who has tremendous effect on him is Kamla Nehru, his wife In this book, Nehru has [...]

  8. Adarsh Vasista

    Autobiography is, arguably, one of the most difficult genres of literature It is always in the frontier of self admiration So, autobiography is one of the most important ways to paint a person In that respect, after reading quite many autobiographies, I treat this book as one of the truest autobiographies Nehru, with his lucid style and eloquence, has surpassed the struggle of writing and made it as interesting as a tale I rather saw an intellectually stimulating conflicts that rose in Panditji [...]

  9. Lavinia

    The first 400 pages were just like I felt in India a mess It looked like all the Congress activity was chaotic and pointless and all those politicians seemed a bit ridiculous or maybe absurd But it was fluently written and in a way it all came together, so I went til the end And amazingly enough I enjoyed the last part the analysis of a number of social, political and national aspects was a lot deeper than the first part had shown him capable of Indeed his thoughts were bigger than his deeds Ama [...]

  10. Syed

    I started this book, with great anticipation to look at the pieces of Indo Pak history and condition of India Pre Partitioned , though it give a great deal of light on the personality and life of Mr Nehru, yet it seized to give a account of the situation.It shows how hollow the thinking of those leaders of Congress They were split and they all were having different dimensions, yet the course of history made them hero I do give respect to the suffering they went into due to the cause of independe [...]

  11. Tamanjit Bindra

    Really felt like i should have been living during the time JLN tends to bring out a lot of soul of the pre independence era, his own likes, dislikes, shortcomings, besides his time during his jail terms I personally felt very near JLN whenever the mentions of his life in jail came up the book is essentially unputdownable Tends to bring out the human element of great people.

  12. Manu

    He s quite frank here Sometimes, I couldn t help thinking this guy is not THAT brilliant a leader In that sense, this book gives good insights into the minds of those involved in indian freedom struggle.

  13. Imran

    Nehru as a politician, or precisely as Prime Minister, may not be held in esteem by one and all But the ideas in this book are definitely worthy of admiration I would recommend this book to everybody the richness of his ideas make this book worth a read

  14. Ajit Kumar

    In just two word, i think , it is a Tremendous book Got familiar with Nehru ji modern thinking about life, Nation, society, economy, politics etc Very worthily book to read if you have some ideas about modern history of India.

  15. Bharath Dwarakanath

    Opens you into the world of 1920 s and 30 s Also the author s impartial take on things is something to reckon.

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