from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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).

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  • 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)


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  • Ambassador Nehru is no stranger to international financial negotiations.

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  • The picture, in Nehru's words, is "a sluggish stream, living in the past, moving slowly through the accumulations of dead centuries."

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  • 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.

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  • Its length is similar to suit jacket and has a standup collar also called Nehru collar; it's most dominant characteristic.

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  • 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.

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  • 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".

    In Defence of Marxism


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