Jawaharlal Nehru (Author of The Discovery of India)First prime minister of independent India (1947 – 64). Son of the independence advocate Motilal Nehru (1861 – 1931), Nehru was educated at home and in Britain and became a lawyer in 1912. More interested in politics than law, he was impressed by Mohandas K. Gandhis approach to Indian independence. His close association with the Indian National Congress began in 1919; in 1929 he became its president, presiding over the historic Lahore session that proclaimed complete independence (rather than dominion status) as Indias political goal. He was imprisoned nine times between 1921 and 1945 for his political activity. When India was granted limited self-government in 1935, the Congress Party under Nehru refused to form coalition governments with the Muslim League in some provinces; the hardening of relations between Hindus and Muslims that followed ultimately led to the partition of India and the creation of Pakistan. Shortly before Gandhis assassination in 1948, Nehru became the first prime minister of independent India. He attempted a foreign policy of nonalignment during the Cold War, drawing harsh criticism if he appeared to favour either camp. During his tenure, India clashed with Pakistan over the Kashmir region and with China over the Brahmaputra River valley. He wrested Goa from the Portuguese. Domestically, he promoted democracy, socialism, secularism, and unity, adapting modern values to Indian conditions. His daughter, Indira Gandhi, became prime minister two years after his death.
Jawaharlal Nehru: Independence day celebrations.
Jawaharlal Nehru was the first prime minister of India after it gained independence. Jawaharlal Nehru had a largely Western upbringing. As a boy, he was homeschooled in India , mostly by a series of English governesses and tutors. Jawaharlal Nehru was a key leader of the Indian National Congress and the independence movement. He often balanced the religiosity and traditionalism of Mahatma Gandhi with a more secular and modernist perspective, thus broadening the appeal of the movement.
He emerged as an eminent leader of the Indian independence movement under the tutelage of Mahatma Gandhi and served India as Prime Minister from its establishment as an independent nation in until his death in
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Jawaharlal Nehru, Prime Minister of India , is dead. He lost consciousness almost immediately, but not before he had complained to his valet of a pain in the back., Jawaharlal Nehru also referred to as Pandit Nehru November 14 - May 27 was the leader prime minister of India for 17 years immediately after , when India became independent. He died of a heart attack in New Delhi.