American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Nehru, Pandit Motilal 1861-1931. Indian nationalist politician who was an associate of Mahatma Gandhi and an influential leader in the years leading to India's independence. His son Jawaharlal Nehru (1889-1964), also greatly involved in the movement for self-governance, was the political heir to Gandhi and the first prime minister of independent India (1947-1964).
- n. Indian statesman and leader with Gandhi in the struggle for home rule; was the first prime minister of the Republic of India from 1947 to 1964 (1889-1964)
“You need to hit more NYC loft parties if you think platforms and Nehru is out of style …”
“He would see this as a total betrayal of what the nationalist leaders had promised during the struggle for independence — a promise that had figured even in Nehru's rousing speech on the eve of independence in August”
“Ambassador Nehru is no stranger to international financial negotiations.”
“The picture, in Nehru's words, is "a sluggish stream, living in the past, moving slowly through the accumulations of dead centuries.”
“Nehru is not alone in the ambition to see his country leading a great Asian uncommitted third force between warring Capitalist West and Communist East.”
“Furthermore, the Government appears to have done with mere detention of the most persistent and violent of their opponents: Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru is doing two years 'time at hard labor, and Mr. Subhas Bose, former mayor of Calcutta,, seems about to follow his example.”
“Its length is similar to suit jacket and has a standup collar also called Nehru collar; it's most dominant characteristic.”
“Ms. Vyarawalla called Nehru her "all-time favorite subject" and "extremely photogenic," and when photographing him she would wait for an informal image to materialize - lighting a cigarette or releasing a pigeon.”
“Parekh, in his speech "India's place in the world", called Nehru's foreign policy a mistake.”
“He labelled Nehru a Peter Pan, a "literary figure" who "should have been an English professor, not a politician", "an arrogant Brahmin who covers his Hindu trickiness under a veneer of Western education".”
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