ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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The Formative Ideology of Jawaharlal Nehru

The ambivalences of Jawaharlal Nehru's ideology were to he embarrassing and sometimes even dangerous in the years after 1947 when they dominated his thinking, and that of the large number in India who followed his lead, because it necessarily meant a dilution of the thrust of policy. Looking back today at the ideology of Asian and African nationalism, Nehru's efforts at formulating a coherent body of thought and practice seem halting, incomplete, and perhaps circumscribed by his class background. .

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