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An Indian Dynasty: The Story of the Nehru-Gandhi Family

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The Nehrus are a dynasty without precedent in the modern world; nowhere else and at no other time in recent history has a single family wielded such enduring and pervasive power over the country - and the electorate - they serve. From Jawaharlal Nehru to his daughter, Indira Gandhi, and from there, via Sanjay and Rajiv to - most recently - Sonia, this remarkable family ha

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Hardcover, 318 pages
Published November 1st 1986 by Putnam Publishing Group (first published 1985)
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Hemanshu Das
Nov 08, 2010 Hemanshu Das rated it really liked it
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This was my first book on the Nehru-Gandhi Order.... This was partly cause of my reluctant attitude towards history but more so cause of my (un-)interest in Indian politics. But ever since I've read it, my interest has grown my leaps and bounds.

The book has been very well compiled portraying both personal and political lives of Nehru and Indira Gandhi in the right way. Never did I feel that he had talked a little too much or too less of either of them. The daughter-father relation was written a
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shiv
Jun 14, 2015 shiv rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A very well-written book that covers detailed aspects of the Nehru clan and makes you ponder if the Indian democracy is everything but a democracy.
Josepha
Mar 27, 2013 Josepha rated it it was amazing
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A stunning book on the history of the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty of India. Incredibly full of depth and extensive in its amount of subjects (ranging from social issues to secularism, economy, international alliances etc.) It shows the complex nature of Indian politics and demographics as well as how Indian politics under the Nehru-Gandhi family became increasingly abusive of human rights and democracy (especially under Indira Gandhi's reign).
Prashanth Nuggehalli Srinivas
An unexpectedly rivetting book giving a much better account of post-independence India than I have been able to gather from most other sources. He tries to separate the "legend" behind Nehru and Indira from the people they were. Good supplementary reading to India after Gandhi by Guha, which sorta seemed to completely neglect these people's personal lives.
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