Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Teaser Tuesdays - November 10

Grab your current read and let it fall open to a random page. Post two (or more) sentences from that page, along with the title and author. Don’t give anything vital away!
I'm now reading M.J.Akbar's brilliant biography of India's first Prime Minister - Nehru: The Making of India.
" Warning Gandhi not to believe everything he read in the papers, and promising to visit him as soon as possible, Jawaharlal wrote:  'Am I not your child in politics, though perhaps a truant and errant child?' The prodigal was forgiven. " ( Page 206 )
This is a fascinating book, a fitting tribute to an unforgettable leader. Jawaharlal Nehru's birth anniversary, incidentally, is in a few days, on November 14. The day is celebrated in India as 'Children's Day', remembering his love and enthusiasm towards children whom he rightly saw as the future of the India he'd worked hard to build. 

2 comments:

celi.a said...

Hmm...I don't usually do biographies, but this sounds interesting (and the man himself fascinating, of course!). Great teaser!

Thanks for coming by my blog, too! :)

Kals said...

Thanks for dropping by here! Yes, he is very fascinating and this biography does justice to the man =)

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