Jawaharlal Nehru: the inveterate letter writer
His correspondence with chief ministers reveals a struggle between Nehru the visionary and Nehru the pragmatist
There are many ways to celebrate the various legacies of Jawaharlal Nehru in the year to mark his 125th birth anniversary. His love for children is an obvious contender, for a holiday named Children’s Day. His commitment to pluralism and tolerance is another in the current global climate. Even the Nehru jacket has made a fashionable comeback in recent decades.