INDIA FROM CURZON TO NEHRU AND AFTER - Durga Das - Google книгиThank you! The memoirs of a prominent Indian journalist whom the British found reliable while valuing his nationalist contacts. Clearly a man of greater talents than he displays here, Das's manner is brighteyed to the' point of banality. He does take a critical view of Nehru as poor administrator, economic dilettante, ""superb performer""; a caustic view of Indira Gandhi as a sort of reluctant Minerva; a favorable view of Shastri and a surprisingly mild one of Krishna Menon. Das had privileged access to major hearings, commissions Lee, Simon and key parliamentary events. He spells out British divide-and-rule policies and the Congress Party's control by native capitalists. There are impressions of viceroys from Curzon to Mountbatten, forgettable anecdotes about Gandhi, and valuable candids of Moslem leader Jinnah, to whom Das was close in the early days ""I will have nothing to do with this pseudo-religious approach to politics,"" he remarked in
INDIA: FROM CURZON TO NEHRU AND AFTER
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