Legacy of Jawaharlal Nehru (The): A Japanese View

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  • Author :Yamaguchi Hiroichi
  • Year of Publication :2019
  • ISBN: :9789388937108
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: XIV, 129
  • Size: 23 cms
  • Categories: Political Science

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About the Book :

This book, taking the same holistic approach as in the author's previous one on Gandhi, has tried to connect Nehru's thought and activities in different fields of his life. 
It first reveals Nehru's view of the world, the history, and India by re-reading his three major works(Chap. 1). It then analyses his dialogue with Gandhi. This part is reinforced by critically referring to Dipak Malik's view (Chaps. 2-3). A discussion of Nehru's economic policies follows, which is reexamined through the eyes of Jean Dreze and Amartya Sen from the point of view of poverty and development (Chaps. 4-5).
The political activities of Nehru in the more usual sense, his politics, relations with Sardar Patel, and his foreign policy, are the theme of the next part of the book(Chaps. 6-8).  The author has tried to make the Indo-Chinese relations, and the war of 1962, understandable as these are of enormous implications to the whole of Asia(Chaps. 9-10).

About Author :

H. Yamaguchi studied at the University of Tokyo, and got his B.A. and M.A. degrees in sociology. He worked at the IDE (Institute of Developing Economies, a semi-governmental research organization), then taught at Bunkyo University, both Tokyo-based. He was a Writer-in-Residence at the Mahatma Gandhi International Hindi University, Wardha, in 2005.
Yamaguchi’s primary research interest may be termed the human factor in development, with his major regional moorings in India. His contact with India goes back to Jawaharlal Nehru’s Prime Ministerial times. His secondary academic interest is modern Japan’s relations with Asian nations. 
Although his writings have been mostly in Japanese, he has co-edited Tradition and Modernity: India and Japan towards the Twenty-first Century (Munshiram Manoharlal, 1997), and written Japan (National Book Trust, India, 2006). He has participated in a number of academic conferences held in India, starting from “Nehru as Writer and Historian”, sponsored by NMML, in 1989.