Reminiscences Of The Nehru Age

Reminiscences Of The Nehru Age M O Mathai Nehru s Special Assistant and alter ego between and was reputed to be the most powerful man after the Prime Minister during the years that he served Nehru Mathai was the only on

  • Title: Reminiscences Of The Nehru Age
  • Author: M.O. Mathai
  • ISBN: 9780706906219
  • Page: 194
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  • M.O Mathai, Nehru s Special Assistant and alter ego between 1946 and 1959, was reputed to be the most powerful man after the Prime Minister during the years that he served Nehru.Mathai was the only one to know everything about Nehru, most especially the first Prime Minister s private thoughts about Politics, Congress leaders, Bureaucrats, Money, Women, Sex, Alchohol alongM.O Mathai, Nehru s Special Assistant and alter ego between 1946 and 1959, was reputed to be the most powerful man after the Prime Minister during the years that he served Nehru.Mathai was the only one to know everything about Nehru, most especially the first Prime Minister s private thoughts about Politics, Congress leaders, Bureaucrats, Money, Women, Sex, Alchohol along with much else that attracted his attention off and on.The author reveals all with much candor and sincerity, and says Before I started writing this book, I suspended from my mind all personal loyalties of a conventional nature only my obligation to history remained Mathai writes about Nehru s style, Krishna Menon s personal habits, Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit s extravagance, Feroze Gandhi s ambitions and Mountbatten s weakness for titles and honors This work is a major contribution to modern Indian history as it gives and insider s view of how the powerful often tried to manipulate Nehru for purposes that were not always conductive to nation building

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    1. This book is more than Nehru's private life. It contains valuable references to and insights into the events folding just after India's independence.For a long time I searched for a hard copy of this book. I learnt in the process that it had been banned by the Govt. of India. Naturally, I was curious. My perseverance paid off and for a modest price I was able to download an electronic version of the book. It is extremely informative and at the same time EXPLOSIVE to say the least. The author, Mr [...]

    2. I can finish this review only in few sentences. Everyone except the author and his boss i.e. Jawaharlal Nehru are corrupt, arrogant, lost, power hungry, naive, stupid, anti-India, anti-social and what not. Only Jawaharlal Nehru was and is the true son of India. Damn, after interesting initial say 10 chapters I started getting irritated.I could sense the course of the chaptersreciate the PM and say bad things about others. One of the many things I want to say is about Sardar Patel, the author had [...]

    3. Every Indian that grew up learning about the greatness of Nehru, MK Gandhi, Indira etc must read this book. No wonder Indian govt banned this book. Now I must find the other out of print, banned book written by Mr. Mathai. This book is available as a free download here: archive/details/ReminiscenWhy should you read him? "Before I started writing this book, I suspended from my mind all personal loyalties of a conventional nature: Only my obligation to history remained. I have made no full-scale a [...]

    4. GANDHI’S FAMILY TREE WORTH SPENDING 15 MINUTES TO READ At the very beginning of his book, “The Nehru Dynasty”, astrologer K. N. Rao mentions the names of Jawahar Lal’s father and grandfather. Jawahar Lal’s father was believed to be Moti Lal and Moti Lal’s father was one Gangadhar Nehru. And we all know that Jawahar Lal’s only daughter was Indira Priyadarshini Nehru, Kamala Nehru was her mother, who died in Switzerland of tuberculosis. She was totally against Indira’s proposed mar [...]

    5. I got attracted to this book only because I learned it was banned in India.After reading this book now I have different opinion on Political leaders of India. Mathai explains his views on Nehru and the other political leaders of that time in this book. It is interesting to know the personal life of leaders whom we learn in books in schools.

    6. So I read this book out of curiosity. I am not sure if I am to believe it completely. However, there might be some truths in it, which are possibly buried in the exaggerations. No human being of power is without flaws. In retrospect, Indians vilify Gandhi and Nehru as much as they beatified them during their times. Claims such as Nehru fathering a child with a sanyasin have to be taken with a pinch of salt. Despite his obvious flaws, the author does have interesting insights about other freedom [...]

    7. A must read for anybody who thought that any other political leader aside from Nehru could have better guided the early politics of India, post-independence. Who better to talk about the then political giants, than a man who worked closely with most of them. The biography comes across as form of truthful (sometimes brutally so) journalism more than anything else.

    8. A very good bookPersonally loved the chapter : Nehru and his surroundings : beautifully written I think as an Indian it is very important for us to have an insight on the political aspect of our nation and this book has changed my views on the same

    9. Throughout the book, I was unable to distinguish fact from exaggeration as some things seemed highly unlikely to have been true events.

    10. A book which gives different perspective towards Nehru, Indira, Morarji Desai, Saradr Patel and Lal Bahadur Shastri.Not sure if these facts provided in these articles or autobiography are true or not, but certainly stirs the mind about leaders of our nation and republic of our country.

    11. Mathai has collected his life experiences during his tenure in the Government under J.Nehru and penned them into this book. The author does not shy away from positive or negative things about Indian political history and vividly describes quite a bit of revealing information about the following political figures from his time: MK Gandhi, Nehru, Sardar Patel, Lal Bahadur Shastri, Indira Gandhi, Vijayalakshmi Pandit, Padmaja Naidu, Rajendra Prasad, VK Krishna Menon to name a few. This is definitel [...]

    12. This book was one of the sources that provided me with insight to my history which enlightened me to realize who I am, that I am the relative of Jawaharlal Nehru (grand daughter of Jawaharlal Nehru). Mr. M. O. Mathai's (First Secretary to Jawaharlal Nehru) narrative of his reminiscences of the Nehru Age is interesting and fascinating, a first hand close up/personal view of Jawaharlal Nehru, his views, the people whom he interacted with on a daily basis and that were close to his heart.A very int [...]

    13. M. O. Mathai as Nehru's Principal Assistant occupied quite a position in government and with this book he has honoured his obligation to history. His sources seem to be primary and he has certainly not given opportunity for anyone to doubt them.The scandals are interesting, but I found M. O. Mathai's personality much more fascinating. And oh, if you've read my review this far, you should know that this book is banned in India. Interesting? You tell me.

    14. This book gives a great overview of leaders in India around Indian independence and post-independence days. The author is also unbiased in taking strong and moral stance in many issues, some of which could be disagreed by many. Overall a great book to read and understand minds of leaders and people in those times.

    15. Just finished reading this book and anyone remotely interested in the history of India and the lies that the apostle of truth MK Gandhi forgot to mention in his books. check out the Nehru/Gandhi family tree (google it if you dnt want to read the book)

    16. Wanna know about Nehru and his sex life. Read it written by PA of Nehru, it tells so many things about Nehru and most importantly about his sex life that nobody dares to write now

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