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COVER STORY

12-12-2014

Nehru's legacy

A critical appraisal of the legacy of free India's first Prime Minister.

Briefing

Imagining the nation

Science as solution

S. IRFAN HABIB Cover Story
For Jawaharlal Nehru, science was an “enzyme of hope”, a romance, a dream, and a constructive way of imagining the nation, which he wanted everyone to experience.
From Nehru to his Chief Ministers

Letters for a nation

Cover Story
On October 15, 1947, just two months after Independence, free India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, who had spent about a decade in prison ...
Extracts from EMS' book

The Gandhi-Nehru legacy

Cover Story
I am coming to the end of this volume at a time when active preparations are on for the countrywide celebrations of the birth centenary of Jawaharlal ...
Nehru's legacy: Development plan

Development model

PRABHAT PATNAIK Cover Story
The Nehru-Mahalanobis strategy, which does not promote the export of products that take land away from foodgrain production, must constitute the crux of any anti-imperialist development plan.
Essay

Muslims & police

A.G. NOORANI Social Justice
Enduring “institutional prejudice”—this conclusion of a famous inquiry report in the U.K. holds good for India’s minority situation as well.
Opinion

Failed ideas

TARUN VIJAY Cover Story
The deification of Nehru was a function of the Congress’ vote politics, but none of his ideas ever worked.
APEC Summit

Towards Multipolarity

World Affairs
As China steps up its role as the global growth engine, the APEC summit in Beijing opens a new chapter in the geopolitical rivalry between the U.S. and a Sino-Russian alliance for domination of Eurasia.
Palestine

Third intifada?

John Cherian World Affairs
Israel’s latest provocation is part of a stealthy plan to establish Jewish control over the Al Aqsa mosque area in Jerusalem, the third most revered place of worship for Muslims.
Germany

History’s Wall

John Cherian World Affairs
Western leaders extol the fall of the Berlin Wall on the 25th anniversary of the event as a triumph of good over evil, but they are noticeably silent about other walls that have come up either to keep people subjugated or to prevent them from crossing borders.
West Asia

Rise of the jehadis

Vijay Prashad World Affairs
Patrick Cockburn, in his new book The Jihadis Return, traces the origins of the Islamic State to the U.S.-engineered collapse of the Iraqi state and society in the 1990s and the 2000s.
Scandal

Removing roadblocks

The appointment of U. Sagayam as the High Court’s Special Officer to probe the illegal mining activities in the State enthuses farmers and activists who have taken up the cudgels against the plunder of natural resources.
India & Sri Lanka

Semantics of a release

The Nation
“Pardoned” and “freed” meant the same thing, at least in Colombo and New Delhi this fortnight. The semantic distance between the two words did not ...
Controversy

Protecting monopolies

V. Sridhar The Nation
Producers of polyester fibre allege that the imposition of anti-dumping duties on PTA protects the monopoly in the industry.
Imagining the nation

Science as solution

S. IRFAN HABIB Cover Story
For Jawaharlal Nehru, science was an “enzyme of hope”, a romance, a dream, and a constructive way of imagining the nation, which he wanted everyone to experience.
Public Health

Anatomy of a tragedy

The sterilisation drive that resulted in the death of 13 women in Chhattisgarh points to the flawed targeted-sterilisation programme with focus on women and the blatant violation of family planning guidelines.
From Nehru to his Chief Ministers

Letters for a nation

Cover Story
On October 15, 1947, just two months after Independence, free India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, who had spent about a decade in prison ...
Extracts from EMS' book

The Gandhi-Nehru legacy

Cover Story
I am coming to the end of this volume at a time when active preparations are on for the countrywide celebrations of the birth centenary of Jawaharlal ...
Patents

Breach of promise on IPR policy?

The Nation
By constituting a new think tank on intellectual property rights and seemingly sidelining the committee it had set up earlier, the government appears to be going back on its promise of providing corruption-free, transparent governance.
Nehru's legacy: Development plan

Development model

PRABHAT PATNAIK Cover Story
The Nehru-Mahalanobis strategy, which does not promote the export of products that take land away from foodgrain production, must constitute the crux of any anti-imperialist development plan.

The importance of being Nehru

BENJAMIN ZACHARIAH Cover Story
Jawaharlal Nehru’s was the voice that always stood for the larger principle, which was often at odds with the aims of his own party and government. To what extent was he in control of, or even representative of, the period to which he lent his name?
Nehru's legacy: Development plan

Development model

PRABHAT PATNAIK Cover Story
The Nehru-Mahalanobis strategy, which does not promote the export of products that take land away from foodgrain production, must constitute the crux of any anti-imperialist development plan.

The importance of being Nehru

BENJAMIN ZACHARIAH Cover Story
Jawaharlal Nehru’s was the voice that always stood for the larger principle, which was often at odds with the aims of his own party and government. To what extent was he in control of, or even representative of, the period to which he lent his name?
Diplomacy

The middle path

K.P. FABIAN Cover Story
Nehru’s pragmatic diplomacy gave a newly independent India a stature in world affairs much above its economic and military power and guided it deftly in a world being polarised by the Cold War.
Modern nationhood

A vision for India

MANI SHANKAR AIYAR Cover Story
It is necessary to revive the four key dimensions of Nehru’s vision for a modern nationhood—democracy, secularism, socialism and non-alignment—to achieve growth, equity, social justice and good neighbourliness.
Idea of secularism

Secular, above all

PRAKASH KARAT Cover Story
No other Congress leader had such clarity of vision and determination to combat communalism and establish a secularist state as Nehru. And this legacy is now under serious attack from his old foes—the Hindutvavadis.
Imagining the nation

Science as solution

S. IRFAN HABIB Cover Story
For Jawaharlal Nehru, science was an “enzyme of hope”, a romance, a dream, and a constructive way of imagining the nation, which he wanted everyone to experience.
Diplomacy

The middle path

K.P. FABIAN Cover Story
Nehru’s pragmatic diplomacy gave a newly independent India a stature in world affairs much above its economic and military power and guided it deftly in a world being polarised by the Cold War.
Nehru's legacy: Development plan

Development model

PRABHAT PATNAIK Cover Story
The Nehru-Mahalanobis strategy, which does not promote the export of products that take land away from foodgrain production, must constitute the crux of any anti-imperialist development plan.
Patents

Breach of promise on IPR policy?

The Nation
By constituting a new think tank on intellectual property rights and seemingly sidelining the committee it had set up earlier, the government appears to be going back on its promise of providing corruption-free, transparent governance.
West Bengal

Charge sheets and a suicide attempt

The Nation
THE suicide attempt in jail by Kunal Ghosh, the former Trinamool leader and Rajya Sabha member, who has been charge-sheeted by the CBI in the ...
Politics

Split after defeat

The high command’s high-handedness is blamed for G.K. Vasan’s decision to break away from the Congress and set up his own party.