First published in 1961, The Political Philosophy of Jawaharlal Nehru is an attempt to coordinate Jawaharlal Nehru’s ideas which, in essence, reflect his political philosophy. Nehru distinguished himself as a philosopher-politician, thinking somewhat as a philosopher while working as a politician, steering his political ideas between idealism and realism. In an eventful life, his had been the many-sided role of a revolutionary and a nationalist, a democrat and a socialist, an internationalist and a pacifist, a head of the government and, above all, a lone individual and thinker. Nehru preserved his individuality through all external influences, including those of Gandhi and Marx, and it is this which remains the keynote of his thought. It has been the aim of the author to present in an objective way the ideas of the man in the light of his own words as available from a wide range of material. This book will be of interest to students of history, political science, and philosophy.

chapter Chapter I|26 pages

Mind and Philosophy

chapter Chapter II|25 pages

Revolution in Theory and Practice

chapter Chapter III|24 pages

Conception of Nationalism

chapter Chapter IV|30 pages

Faith in Democracy

chapter Chapter V|44 pages

Experiment with Socialism

chapter Chapter VI|21 pages

The State, Government, and the Individual

chapter Chapter VII|23 pages


chapter Chapter VIII|30 pages

War and Peace