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2e. Nehru's 97 Major Blunders


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Study the past, if you would divine the future.
—Confucius

“...[then] it seemed to me that Jawaharlal should be the new President [of Congress in 1946—and hence the first Prime Minister] ...I acted according to my best judgement but the way things have shaped since then has made me to realise that this was perhaps the greatest blunder of my political life... My second mistake was that when I decided not to stand myself, I did not support Sardar Patel.”
—Abul Kalam Azad, ‘India Wins Freedom’

“He [Nehru] had no idea of economics. He talked of Socialism, but he did not know how to define it. He talked of social justice, but I told him he could have this only when there was an increase in production. He did not grasp that. So you need a leader who understands economic issues and will invigorate your economy.”
—Chester Bowles

"Malcolm Muggeridge, after seeing Nehru shortly before his death, characterized him as 'a man of echoes and mimicry, the last viceroy rather than the first leader of a liberated India',  and regretted that Nehru was much too British in his approach to have been able to bring about significant or radical changes in India."
— Sankar Ghose in ‘Jawaharlal Nehru, a Biography’

“It is completely impracticable for the Chinese Government to think of anything in the nature of invasion of India. Therefore I rule it out...”
—Jawaharlal Nehru

“We were getting out of touch with reality in the modern world and we were living in an artificial atmosphere of our creation...”
—Jawaharlal Nehru

How the Nehru era laid the foundations of India's misery. Why it condemned India as a third-rate, third-world country? THE FACTS BEHIND THE FACADE.

There are significant differences between my this book and my earlier book (please see below). Each serves a different purpose, and one is NOT a substitute, or a summary, for the other.This book is compact, while the earlier book was voluminous.This book has relatively much wider scope (more coverage), while the earlier book dealt with fewer blunders, but goes into them in depth and details.

Blunders is used in this book as a general term to also include failures, neglect, wrong policies, usurping undeserved posts, etc. 

It is not the intention of this book to be critical of Nehru, but historical facts, that have often been distorted or glossed over or suppressed must be known widely, lest the mistakes be repeated, and so that India has a brighter future.


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