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A Bunch Of Old Letters: Edited By J Nehru
Author: Jawaharlal Nehru

Publisher: Viking Penguin
ISBN: 0-67-005827-0
Pages: 527
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The letters in this volume, written by some of the leading figures of our times, cover the three eventful decades leading up to India s Independence in 1947. Evocative of the spirit of those stirring times, many of the letters are from those most closely involved in the freedom struggle among them, Mahatma Gandhi, Motilal Nehru, Subhas Chandra Bose, Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Rabindranath Tagore, Sarojini Naidu, Maulana Azad, Vallabhbhai Patel and Jayaprakash Narayan. Of particular interest is the long correspondence between Subhas Chandra Bose and Nehru, which covers the crisis during the Tripuri Congress in 1939, and reflects the two leaders sharply differing views on the mobilization of national resistance to British rule. Equally fascinating are the letters from Mahatma Gandhi, which reveal his acute political instincts as well as his deep humanity and his genuine respect for dissent.