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Jawaharlal Nehru: A Biography. Volume One, 1889-1947
Jawaharlal Nehru: A Biography. Volume One, 1889-1947
By Sarvepalli Gopal
Harvard University Press, 1976, 398 pp.

This first volume inaugurates what is very much an official biography. The author was Director of the Historical Division of the Ministry of External Affairs under his hero, and was granted access to personal papers by his hero's daughter and dynastic heir. It is not a book that deals in complexities, political or personal.