Flawed greatness

Print edition : May 03, 2013

Jawaharlal Nehru and Zhou En-lai in Beijing on October 19, 1954. Nehru ordered the withdrawal of 'all our world maps' a mere two months after the Panchsheel Agreement of April 29, 1954, and a few months before his visit to China. The McMahon Line was properly depicted as a clear line in the official map. Photo: the hindu archives

Sheikh Abdullah coming out of the Jammu Jail in April 1964. Photo: THE HINDU archives

The Sadar-i-Riyasat Karan Singh administering the oath of office and secrecy to Bakhshi Ghulam Mohammed as Prime Minister of Jammu and Kashmir. On July 29, 1957, Sheikh Abdullah was dismissed as Prime Minister. Photo: THE HINDU archives

Indira Gandhi with Mahavir Tyagi at the All India Congress Committee session in Bombay on May 23, 1966. In a letter to Nehru on January 31, 1959, Tyagi warned him against making Indira Gandhi party president. Photo: THE HINDU ARCHIVES

Two volumes that cover, among other things, a period of tension in India-China relations over the boundary issue and Nehru’s role in it.
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