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Inhaltsangabe: An intimate of Gandhi describes how she grew from the shy daughter of Jawaharlal Nehru to political leader and reveals her thoughts, feelings, prejudices, insights, flaws, strengths, loves, and emotional entanglements.
From Kirkus Reviews: An intimate friend of Indira Gandhi's offers an eloquent, revealing, and balanced look at the private and public lives of India's longtime leader. Granddaughter of anti-British patriot Motilal Nehru and daughter of Jawarharlal Nehru, Gandhi (1917-84) was born to Indian politics. Relying on taped interviews, as well as on her own memories and contemporary diaries and correspondence, Jayakar (Krishnamurti, 1986--not reviewed) draws the young Gandhi as proud, withdrawn, and lonely, but tremendously ambitious. Indira married Feroze Gandhi (no relation to the Mahatma) in 1942, and threw herself into the activities of the Indian National Congress, assisting her father in organizing resistance to British rule until independence came in 1948. When Nehru was elected PM, Gandhi devoted herself to Congress Party activities and world travel--with the intense strain of her political career eventually causing her marriage to unravel and her relationship with her sons Rajiv and Sanjay to suffer. Upon her father's death in 1964, Gandhi became a member of the cabinet of the new PM, Lal Shastri, succeeding him when he died two years later. As PM, Gandhi pursued a path of modernization, even socialism, as she attempted to rid Indian society of its ancient ways; she also wrangled with China, Pakistan, the Soviet Union, and the US over territorial and other issues. Jayakar criticizes Gandhi about the 1975 Emergency--during which the PM suspended democracy and imposed censorship--calling it her ``monumental error.'' But she's sympathetic in describing Gandhi's 1977 electoral defeat, her brief imprisonment in 1978, and her grief at Sanjay's death in a plane crash. In 1980, Gandhi reassumed office as PM and sought to heal India's deep cultural divisions at the same time that she became a leader of the nonaligned nations. In 1984, she was murdered by a Sikh bodyguard. An absorbing portrait of a complex, troubled woman who was driven by both idealism and ambition, and who both personified and threatened the ideal of Indian democracy. (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs) -- Copyright ©1993, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
Buchbeschreibung A Cornelia & Michael Bessie Book, New York, 1988. Hard Cover. Buchzustand: Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Good. There are 376 pages of text, Permission/Acknowledgments, Notes, Glossary, Index and 16 pages of black and white photos. WITHDRAWN is stamped in red on the first and last pages and the name of the discarding library is stamped in black on the top end pages. Ths dust jacket is in protective plastic and is attached to the book. Ex-Library. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 004952
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Buchbeschreibung Pantheon Books, New York, 1992. Half-Cloth. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. xviii + 410 pp., map, b/w photos, notes, index. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 5952