Age Cannot Wither
LETTERS TO CHIEF MINISTERS—Vols. I & II (1947-49 & 1950-52) by G. Parthasarathy Oxford University Press, 1987, 225 pp., 150
Jan-Feb 1987, volume 11, No 1

Jawaharlal Nehru was throughout his life, a teacher and an educator to others as well as to himself. From jail he wrote the letters to his daughter giving to Indira and the younger generation in India glimpses of world history. In the Indian National Congress he was the preacher of new—of socialism, secularism and internationalism. In Parliament he often functioned as a school master to the nation. Even on world platforms, while pursuing the foreign policy of India, he was also preaching the gospel of peaceful co¬existence and international co-operation. In the Letters to Chief Ministers Nehru, as the Prime Minister of India, was not only informing the chief ministers of events and policies but expounding and analysing their meaning and significance in a continuous, imperceptible, effortless educational exercise.

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