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Jawaharlal Nehru Signed Photograph As 1st Prime Minister Of India - With Coa For Sale
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JAWAHARLAL NEHRU (1889-1964)1st Prime Minister of India, 1947-1964 1st Foreign Minister of India, 1947-1964
Jawaharlal Nehru was born in Allahabad, the son of a lawyer whose
family was originally from Kashmir. He was educated in England, at
Harrow School, and then at Trinity College, Cambridge. Nehru studied law at
the Inner Temple in London. He returned to India in 1912 and practiced
law for some years. In 1916, he married Kamala Kaul and the following
year they had a daughter, Indira. In 1919, Nehru joined the Indian National Congress which was
fighting for greater autonomy from the British. He was heavily
influenced by the organization's leader, Mohandas Gandhi. During the
1920s and 1930s, Nehru was repeatedly imprisoned by the British for civil
disobedience. In 1928, he was elected President of the Indian National Congress.
By the end of World War II, Nehru was recognized as Gandhi's
successor. He played a central role in the negotiations over Indian
independence. He opposed the Muslim League's insistence on the division
of India on the basis of religion. Louis Mountbatten, the last British
viceroy, advocated the division as the fastest and most workable
solution and Nehru reluctantly agreed. On August 15, 1947, Nehru became the first Prime Minister of
independent India. He held the post until his death in 1964. Nehru
implemented moderate socialist economic reforms and committed India to a
policy of industrialization.
Nehru also served as Foreign Minister of India. In October 1947,
he faced conflict with Pakistan over the state of Kashmir, which was
disputed at independence. Nehru sent troops into the state to support
India's claim. A United Nations ceasefire was negotiated, but Kashmir
remains deeply unstable to this day. Against the background of the Cold War, Nehru developed a policy of "positive neutrality" for India. He became one of the key spokesmen for
the non-aligned countries of Africa and Asia, many of which were former
colonies that wanted to avoid dependence on any major power.
Despite efforts at cooperation by both countries, Indian-Chinese
border disputes escalated into war in 1962 and Indian forces were
decisively beaten. This had a significant impact on Nehru's declining
health. He died on May 27, 1964. Two years later Nehru's daughter, Indira Gandhi (married to journalist/politician Feroze Gandhi from 1942 until his death in 1960), became Prime Minister. With an interruption of only three years, she held the post
until her assassination in 1984. Her son Rajiv Gandhi was Prime Minister of
India from 1984 to 1989, but in 1991, he too was assassinated..
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