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Deconstructing Glimpses of world history an analysis of Jawaharlal Nehru's letters to his daughter /

by Langford, Michele L.

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DECONSTRUCTING GLIMPSES OF WORLD HISTORY: AN ANALYSIS OF JAWAHARLAL NEHRU'S LETTERS TO HIS DAUGHTER by Michele L Langford This paper deconstructs Jawaharlal Nehru's extensive account of world history in the form of letters to his daughter, Indira. First published in 1934, Glimpses of World History remains an important resource in understanding the formative years of Nehru's perspective of world history and world politics. An analysis of Nehru's text contributes to growing field of scholarship concerned with the uses and approaches to world history. In addition, an analysis of influences on Nehru's construction of world history questions the traditional view that only British perspectives informed Nehru's ideas about the world. In conclusion, this paper suggests that Nehru's world history served as the premise to his key foreign policy initiative, nonalignment, once Nehru became prime minister of India in 1947.
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School:Miami University

School Location:USA - Ohio

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:nehru jawaharlal political and social views

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