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Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru: A Historic Partnership, 1916-1946 (Volume 3)

Madhu Limaye (Author)
Synopsis This is the third Volume of the four-Volume study of interaction between Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru by Madhu Limaya, leading intellectual, scholar, parliamentarian and active participant in the freedom struggle. The period covered in this Volume has been momentous in India’s story. The first Chapters deal with the wpheaval caused by the wholesale arrests of 9 August 1942, Jinnah’s rise as supreme Muslim leader, Gandhi’s fast, his release on grounds of health, his efforts to revive Congress activity, break the political deadlock and engage Jinnah in a serious discussion of Pakistan. During this period Jawaharlal was a passive observer of events in Ahmednagar Fort Prison. A glimpses into his reactions to Gandhi’s actions is provided in these Chapters. The Volume throws new light on the Bhulabhai Liaquat Pact, the mischievous role of Bengal Governor Burrows in the revision of the Grouping Clause that finally wrecked the Cabinet Mission Plan, divided ounsel in the Congress Camp, Gandhi’s growing distrust of Maulana Azad and the former’s decisive intervention to make Jawaharlal Congress President in 1946. The author shows that the double partition of 1947 was implicit in the principle of self determination which Gandhi persuaded the Working Committee to accept in April 1942 and his method of non-violence. The Indian National Congress was not yet a state and it would not secure transfer of power by applying to parts of India which refused to join the new Union. The author critically examines the role of Viceroy Wavell who, despite his sincerity and honest intentions, failed in the end because of his total lack of political judgement, deep prejudice against the Congress and his pronounced pro-Jinnah bias.
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About the author

Madhu Limaye

Madhu Limaye (born 1 May 1922) was drawn into the national movement at an early stage. Socialist ideas held great fascination for him. Membership of the Congress Socialist Party came natural to him as he considered it to be the most determined vanguard of the anti-imperialist struggle and a party committed to basic social change. the struggle against foreign rule landed him in prison many times. His first imprisonment came in 1940-41 (When he was only a little over 18). He participated in the Quit India under ground movement and was detained under DIR till the end of the War. Limaye was associated with the Goa Liberation Movement and was sentenced to 12 years imprisonment by a Portuguese Military Tribunal. He was repeatedly imprisoned in the course of the struggle of the oppressed people for justice. He had to spend nineteen months in detention during the Emergency. India's leading intellectual, Limaye was elected member of the Lok Sabha four times, and has been an outstanding parliamentarian. He was deeply influenced by the personality and ideas of Rammanohar Lohia. Limaye has been a n outstanding parliamntarian. He was deeply influenced by the personality and ideas of Rammonohar Lohia. Limaye has been a fighter for civil liberties all his life. He himself argued his cases in the Supreme Court and was invariably successful. He is the author of many works on history, politics and current affairs in English, Hindi and Marathi.

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Title Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru: A Historic Partnership, 1916-1946 (Volume 3)
Author Madhu Limaye
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.1990
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8170185831
length x+355p., Notes; Index; 23 cm
Subjects History