EVENT DATE : 4 JULY
Sixty years after the death of Pandit Jawaharal Nehru, the independence activist and first prime minister of India continues to be deified and vilified in equal measure. And still in contemporary political debate, the ideological spectrum remains defined by the degree of divergence from Nehru’s ideas.
With the Nehruvian ideals increasingly juxtaposed against the positions of Nehru’s erstwhile contemporaries and questions asked about what might have happened on the Indian subcontinent had another hero of that era taken leadership.
Eminent Scholars come together in this debate to excavate and evaluate the real Nehru and his continuing legacy in the subcontinent.