Nehru’s 97 Major Blunders By Rajnikant Puranik
Genre: Non-Fiction

The book can be seen as a biography of Jawahar Lal Nehru but as a real one because this book depicts what he actually thought and what he seriously done.

The author has compared his pre-independence and post-independence blunders which makes it a quite interesting read. Not only his views but the book has views of other political leaders of hat time who consider making him the first prime minister as mistake.

The best thing is that his blunders have been divided into sections like: pre-independence blunders, External security, Foreign policy, Internal security etc. and in this way the author has shown more than hundred blunders made by him.

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This shows that author has closely studied and analysed Nehru’s governance style and the reader will also find it interesting.

Well the book has lots of potential to be the best book on Nehru but it lacks some data references and some more blunders he did after independence. The book will obviously stand out and thanks to some chapters like : nepotism in the good old days, builder of modern India, Article 35A,  clueless on the roots of partition and many others.

The title is eye catching and so the book in some aspects and that’s why it stands out. May be the book lag in providing some data references but it is an overall good read and you can give it a try if you have a political analyst mindset.

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