Pictorial biography – The Nehrus: Personal Histories

This is a gem of a book for readers interested in a pictorial history of the Nehru families. The family photos are many and beautifully reproduced.

The accompanying text is equally good. It starts from their Kashmiri roots, move on to the patriarch Motilal Nehru a successful lawyer, and then to Jawaharlal Nehru, to Indira Gandhi ending with Rajiv Gandhi and his children Rahul and Priyanka.

Highly recommended. I first read this book in July 2006 and dipped into it again now that Priyanka Gandhi has finally entered politics. Many consider her, Indira Gandhi’s granddaughter, the natural heir to the Congress party’s legacy.

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