Indira: The Life of Indira Nehru Gandhi by Katherine FrankOn the morning of October 31, 1984, as she walked through her garden, smiling, with hands raised and palms pressed together in the traditional Indian namaste greeting, Indira Nehru Gandhi was assassinated by her own bodyguards. She died as she had lived, surrounded by men, yet isolated. It was a violent end to a life of epic drama.
Here is the first popular biography of one of the worlds most influential leaders, Indias third prime minister. Brought up during an era that saw the rise of Indian nationalism, Indira was raised to be what her father, Jawaharlal Nehru, called a child of revolution - destined to play a political role in the creation and governing of an independent India. Despite her early reluctance to embrace this role, Indira eventually presided over a huge, complex, religiously riven, and male-dominated country. She was born to a wealthy, westernized family, but she had a gift for connecting with the poor of the countryside and the urban slums, the illiterate, the dispossessed - so much so that Indira is India became a familiar slogan. Throughout childhood, love, marriage, imprisonment, motherhood, and a sequence of personal and family tragedies, her personal hopes and desires were continually subsumed by the historical and political imperatives of her country.
In this beautifully written book, the acclaimed biographer Katherine Frank draws on unpublished sources and more than a hundred interviews to create a rich, balanced portrait. INDIRA captures in full color the personal and political fate of the leader of the worlds largest democracy - the woman who played a dominant role in the history of the twentieth century and who, when it ended, was voted Woman of the Millennium by the BBC.
Indira Gandhi Family With Parents, Husband, Son, Grandchildren and Cousin
He served as a member of the provincial parliament between and , and later a member of the Lok Sabha , the Lower House of India's parliament. His father Jahangir was a marine engineer in Killick Nixon and was later promoted as a warrant engineer. The family had migrated to Bombay from Bharuch now in South Gujarat where their ancestral home, which belonged to his grandfather, still exists in Kotpariwad. In the early s, after the death of his father, Feroze and his mother moved to Allahabad to live with his unmarried maternal aunt, Shirin Commissariat, a surgeon at the city's Lady Dufferin Hospital biographer Katherine Frank has speculated that Feroze was in fact the biological son of Shirin Commissariat. In , the wing of Congress Freedom fighters, the Vanar Sena was formed. Kamala fainted with the heat of the sun and Feroze went to comfort her. The next day, he abandoned his studies in to join the Indian independence movement.
Indira Gandhi, the only daughter of Jawaharlal Nehru, was sworn in as India's first female prime minister on January 24, She was assassinated by two of her bodyguards on October 31, Indira Nehru Gandhi was a complex woman whose leadership in India continues to have repercussions to this day. It was on January 24, , that she was sworn in as that country's first female prime minister; in honor of that anniversary, here are seven fascinating facts about her incredible life. Almost from the moment she was born in , Indira Nehru's life was steeped in politics. Her father, Jawaharlal Nehru, was a leader in the fight for India's independence from British rule, so it was natural for Indira to become a supporter of this struggle.
Thus Feroze khan became Feroze gandhi. The proposal was accepted to Nehru due to political reasons. Indira Nehru married Feroze (Khan).
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