Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “An Indian Dynasty: The Story of the Nehru-Gandhi Family” as Want to Read:
An Indian Dynasty: The Story of the Nehru-Gandhi Family
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

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

3.93  ·  Rating Details ·  58 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews

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

Hardcover, 318 pages
Published November 1st 1986 by Putnam Publishing Group (first published 1985)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about An Indian Dynasty, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about An Indian Dynasty

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Hemanshu Das
Nov 08, 2010 Hemanshu Das rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
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
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.
Mar 27, 2013 Josepha rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
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.
Kedar Sharma
Kedar Sharma marked it as to-read
Sep 26, 2016
Danielle marked it as to-read
Sep 17, 2016
BookDB marked it as to-read
Sep 16, 2016
Ujala Menghani
Ujala Menghani marked it as to-read
Sep 11, 2016
Hina Syed
Hina Syed marked it as to-read
Sep 05, 2016
Sameer added it
Jul 27, 2016
Nikhil Malik
Nikhil Malik marked it as to-read
Jul 22, 2016
Chris Boyle
Chris Boyle marked it as to-read
Jul 17, 2016
Lokendra Patel
Lokendra Patel marked it as to-read
Jul 12, 2016
Nandini Pradeep J
Nandini Pradeep J marked it as to-read
Jul 07, 2016
Noor Shamsuddin
Noor Shamsuddin marked it as to-read
Jun 23, 2016
Amit marked it as to-read
Jun 05, 2016
Dhara Sheth
Dhara Sheth is currently reading it
Jun 02, 2016
Mahwish Chowdhary
Mahwish Chowdhary marked it as to-read
May 31, 2016
Fatima Murad
Fatima Murad marked it as to-read
May 20, 2016
Prajakti marked it as to-read
Apr 27, 2016
Aarti added it
Apr 26, 2016
Aditi Bansal
Aditi Bansal marked it as to-read
Apr 21, 2016
Murad Khalid
Murad Khalid rated it it was amazing
Apr 16, 2016
Vasudev Varma
Vasudev Varma marked it as to-read
Apr 05, 2016
Man4science marked it as to-read
Apr 03, 2016
Fizza Mughal
Fizza Mughal marked it as to-read
Apr 30, 2016
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
  • A Strange Kind of Paradise: India Through Foreign Eyes
  • A Cultural History of India
  • Prepared for the Worst: Selected Essays and Minority Reports
  • Churchill's Secret War: The British Empire and the Ravaging of India During World War II
  • The Politics of Heroin: CIA Complicity in the Global Drug Trade
  • Beyond Chutzpah: On the Misuse of Anti-Semitism and the Abuse of History
  • Simplify Your Work Life: Ways to Change the Way You Work So You Have More Time to Live
  • The Interpreter
  • The Jews of Islam
  • Why Do We Say It?
  • The Urantia Book
  • Secret Life: Firsthand, Documented Accounts of Ufo Abductions
  • A Bitter Revolution: China's Struggle with the Modern World
  • People Like Us: How arrogance is dividing Islam and the West
  • College of One
  • Yiddish Civilisation: The Rise and Fall of a Forgotten Nation
  • The Jews: Story of a People
  • Maimonides (Jewish Encounters)
Tariq Ali (Punjabi, Urdu: طارق علی) (born 21 October 1943) is a British-Pakistani historian, novelist, filmmaker, political campaigner, and commentator. He is a member of the editorial committee of the New Left Review and Sin Permiso, and regularly contributes to The Guardian, CounterPunch, and the London Review of Books.

He is the author of several books, including Can Pakistan Survive? The Death
More about Tariq Ali...

Share This Book