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today is the B/Day of Jawaharlal Nehru

drsundaram

Active member
Objectively evaluating Nehru on this day:
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let us remember some of the things he did:
On the positive side, he founded numerous institutions of higher research and labs. This democratized education for all Indians. The daughter of a poor farmer from Bihar could aspire to become a physicist so long as she cracked math problems. In the West, especially in America and UK, legacy determines access to education. Nehru didn't allow that perversion to take roots in India. Needless to say, investing in these institutions wasn't Nehru's original idea. It was Swami Vivekananda's idea which JRD Tara had begun implementing and Nehru continued with it.
That rare good deed shouldn't blind us to many of his failures.
Nehru was first and foremost a British stooge. The Brits committed a massive genocide of Indians. In the 1943 Bengal Famine alone, at least 4 million Indians were killed. Nehru didn't utter a single word criticizing the Brits either then or ever after. Four million Indian lives didn't matter to him. Not offending the British handlers was more important
Nehru didn't utter a word of criticism when Mountbatten was the willful architect of Partition genocides . Instead, he rewarded Mountbatten by making him the first governor general of India.
Nehru was instrumental in according special privileges to Christians and Muslims while denying the same to Hindus. The colonial rulers had bequeathed massive tracts of land and wealth upon the church. India should've reclaimed all of those on Independence. Nehru let them keep it and added more privileges. Nehru was a communal politician who continued (and exacerbated) the British communal policies for selfish gains.
Nehru was the enemy of free speech. He and Ambedkar (as well as a bunch of clerical minds which penned the constitution) were instrumental in copying and pasting the various blasphemy laws from the colonial rulers thereby preventing Hindus from criticizing Christianity or Islam though Hindus by nature wont resort to
Nehru had no vision in 1947 which was the suitable time to formulate urban planning, revive urban and village forests, and reclaim water bodies etc .Sadly he was just content to copy the latest western fad of building dams and ruining the ecosystem. As a result, Indian cities grew haphazardly and no planning has been possible since then.
Britishers who were departing dumped on India a secularism which is just a neo-colonial racist ideology for them . Ironically, Britain isn't secular. Nor is any western country in the real sense since they all privilege Christianity. Yet, they expected India to become secular so that her Hindu heritage is destroyed. Nehru fulfilled the wishes of the racists.
In short, Nehru was a communal politician and an adharmic person. He had no qualms about collaborating with those who committed a genocide of millions of Indians. Leadership was thrust upon this useful man by colonial masters to whom he owed allegiance till the very end. He would often ignore Indian generals and dance to the tune of white skinned boys. It is a pity that he is being projected as the "architect" of India.
Let us pray for a new, powerful, dharmic, and post-Nehruvian India emerge...........
 

Raman74

Member
`எல்லாத்துக்கும் அவர்தாங்க காரணம்!’’ - நேரு மீதான குற்றச்சாட்டும் மறுப்பும்
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பிக்பாஸில் 'எல்லாத்துக்கும் இந்தப் பரணி பயதான் காரணம்' என்பதைப்போல ஆளும் பா.ஜ.க பல தருணங்களில் நேருவை குற்றம்சாட்டியிருக்கிறது. அவ்வாறு கடந்த சில ஆண்டுகளில் எந்த விஷயங்களுக்கெல்லாம் 'எல்லாத்துக்கும் நேருதாங்க காரணம்' என பா.ஜ.க விமர்சித்திருக்கிறது எனக் காண்போம்.

கர்நாடக தேர்தல் - பகத் சிங் - நேரு:

கடந்த ஆண்டு மே மாதம் நடைபெற்ற கர்நாடக சட்டப்பேரவைத் தேர்தலின்போது பிதாரில் நடைபெற்ற பிரசாரக் கூட்டம் ஒன்றில் பேசிய பிரதமர் மோடி, "சுதந்திரப் போராட்டத்தின்போது பகத் சிங், சாவர்க்கர் ஆகியோர் சிறையில் அடைக்கப்பட்டிருக்கையில், எந்த காங்கிரஸ் தலைவர்களும் அவர்களைச் சென்று சந்திக்கவில்லை. ஆனால், இன்று ஊழல் செய்து சிறையில் உள்ளவர்களைச் சென்று சந்திக்கிறார்கள்" என காங்கிரசையும் நேருவையும் தாக்கிப் பேசினார்.

ஆனால், நேரு லாகூர் சிறைக்குச் சென்று பகத் சிங்கை சந்தித்ததையும் அதைத் தன்னுடைய சுயசரிதையில் பதிவு செய்துள்ளதையும் சமூக ஊடகங்களில் வரலாற்றாசிரியர்கள் பதிவிட்டனர்.

காஷ்மீர் பிரச்சனை:

பா.ஜ.க காஷ்மீர் விவகாரத்தை எழுப்புகிறபோதெல்லாம் உடன் சேர்ந்து நேருவின் பெயரும் அடிபடுவது வழக்கம். கடந்த ஆகஸ்ட் மாதம் காஷ்மீர் மாநிலத்துக்கு வழங்கப்பட்டுவந்த சிறப்பு அந்தஸ்தை நீக்குவது தொடர்பான மசோதா நாடாளுமன்றத்தில் நிறைவேற்றப்பட்டது. அப்போது பேசிய மத்திய உள்துறை அமைச்சர் அமித் ஷா, "பிரிவு 370 என்பது நேரு செய்த மிகப்பெரிய பிழை. நேருவுக்குப் பதிலாக சர்தர் வல்லபபாய் படேல் பிரதமராக இருந்திருந்தால் காஷ்மீர் விவகாரத்தை வேறு விதமாகக் கையாண்டிருப்பார்'' என தெரிவித்தார். மேலும், ''நேரு காஷ்மீர் விவகாரத்தை ஐ.நாவுக்கு எடுத்துச் சென்றது மிகப்பெரிய தவறு" என்றும் விமர்சனம் செய்தார்.
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Raman74

Member
Nation remembers him for his contributions.

Contributions of Jawaharlal Nehru to Indian Economy


 
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prasad1

Well-known member
Nehru was a towering figure in Indian politics for over four decades. His impact on the country overshadows that of all other PMs who have come after him till now. Nehru's successors did not have his level of wide reading (except P V Narasimha Rao), his capacity to reflect and write, or his ability to make moving speeches.

Nehru's speech at Independence and when Gandhi passed away, and The Discovery of India, written while he was in prison, are simple and yet relevant even today, and should be compulsory reading in high schools.

Nehru as the first head of India's central government had the burden of reconciling a range of retrograde and poorly informed attitudes to forge consensus on forward-looking social legislation and government policies.

The enormous domestic, foreign policy and security challenges that Nehru addressed all look simple to face with the benefit of hindsight. Memories have faded about the difficult environment in which India was put together in its present form.

First, a liberal and forward-looking Constitution was adopted based on Nehru's commitment and that of the freedom-fighting generation of leaders to democracy, which institutionalised legal structures against religious bigotry and feudal mindsets.

Despite low levels of education and widespread illiteracy, basic norms of debate in the national Parliament and state assemblies were established.

His contributions in setting up transparent precedents of governance are still basically intact despite the cynicism of several of his successors.




Nehru's legacy includes the holding of regular free and fair elections. This achievement alone, which involved the setting up of the Election Commission and all the attendant procedures, separates India from its neighbours to the east, west and north.

In addition, parliamentary committees and the checks and balances of a well-functioning democracy, including a free press and independent judiciary, were institutionalised.

During the Nehru years, educational and specialised institutions were headed by experts rather than those who were close to the ruling party in Delhi. Of course, this had a lot to do with the optimism of a newly independent country.

The foundations of India's leading scientific and technological institutions were laid during the 1950s. For example, the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Indian Institutes of Technology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences and the Indian Space Research Organisation.

The emphasis was on identifying academics or professionals with proven track records to head institutions of excellence, including in the social sciences.

No other Indian PM has come close to Nehru's success in building quality institutions which have served the nation.

Nehru was fortunate to have highly gifted professionals and public figures around him who were solely driven by the motivation of nation-building. These included Cabinet colleagues, chief ministers in various states, scientists and a host of other gifted contemporaries without whom several of India's achievements would not have been possible.




This is not a political post, it pays homage to a great Indian leader, of course, there will be other points of view.
In present-day India (As mandated) Nehru is a pariah but to me and people of my generation, he is a great leader.
 

prasad1

Well-known member
Nehru is criticised for his so-called 'socialist' economic policies. The fact is that Nehru's mixed performance on the economic front was a huge improvement on that of British India.

For instance, inflation was muted during the first ten years after Independence and severe food shortages were averted. Despite an acute shortage of capital, there was significant industrial growth.

John Mathai commented around 1958 that 'Pandit Nehru like Mahatma Gandhi before him, combined political idealism with a keen sense of political expedience -- not in any unworthy sense but in the realisation that idealism bore no fruit unless men's eyes could be opened to it and their support enlisted in its behalf.'

Well before Independence Nehru was convinced that India would play an important role in international affairs as a large country. At the same time, Nehru felt that India should not get sucked into taking sides between the West led by the US and the Soviet bloc of nations.

However, the India economy would have modernised faster and growth would have accelerated earlier if he had not been so wary about forging closer economic linkages with the West.

Developed democracies were piqued by Nehru's grandstanding on the world stage without commensurate economic or military weight. Communist China’s leaders felt the same. And, Nehru blundered in the lead-up to the 1962 war with China.

Nehru's default mode was to trust his own ability to convince others, and this did not necessarily work with heads of government of other countries.

An extremely distressing error that various commentators deliberately or mistakenly make is to speak of Nehru and Indira Gandhi in the same breath. For instance, use of the phrase Nehru-Gandhi dynasty, as if similar values and principles governed decision making during the Nehru era and the Indira Gandhi years.


All said and done, it is likely that without Nehru at the start, there may still have been a continuing 'idea of India', but not as an undivided, independent and democratic nation.


 

prasad1

Well-known member
Thank you.

I did not see this post and started another thread.

Moderator, you may combine these two threads.
 

Brahmanyan

Well-known member
Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru was the greatest leader our Country had. A patriot to the core who faught for the freedom of our motherland with Mahatma and other leaders.Jawaharlal Nehru was imprisoned nine times during the freedom struggle and was in jail for 3259 days. He spent almost 9 years of his life in prison.
All the technological and agrarian advancements that we see today are based on the foundations laid by Nehruji.
My salutations to this great man.

Brahmanyan
Bangalore.
 
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Brahmanyan

Well-known member
Brahmanyan. good to see you back.
I was concerned that I did not see you here in the forum.
Dear Sri Prasad,
I am very much in the forum, and participate in some threads that I could write.
Indeed it is so kind of you to have shown concern about me.
Thanks and Best wishes,
Brahmanyan
Bangalore.
 

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