Learning to Love Nehru - The New York Times

THE NEW YORK TIMES | on Thu, Jan 4, 1:20 AM

His ease with Western mores and society is a liability, for it implies an apparent contempt for Hindu culture and religion. Nehru comes to seem almost like a symbol of a country looking at itself through foreign eyes, and in a newly assertive India, his legacy is being dismantled. In at least one B.J.P.-controlled state he is being completely written out of textbooks; he is maligned daily on social media, with hashtags like #knowyournehru[1].Which brings me to an embarrassing confession: Nehr...

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