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Jawaharlal Nehru
Jawaharlal Nehru

Jawaharlal Nehru (1889–1964) was one of the few nationalist leaders who remained critical both in the freedom struggle and its aftermath. Politically baptised by Mahatma Gandhi, Nehru was not a blind follower of his leader, but redefined the nationalist ideology as and when he deemed it fit. For instance, the Congress leadership was content with dominion status till the 1928 Calcutta Congress, though Nehru and his radical colleagues expressed annoyance. Because of his strong defence and mobilisation of support, the 1929 Lahore Congress accepted his demand for complete freedom and not dominion ...

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