Nehru - Patel  -  Agreement within Differences [Select Documents)

Nehru - Patel - Agreement within Differences [Select Documents)

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Author: Neerja Singh
Translator(s)/ Editors(s): Neerja Singh
Publisher: National Book Trust
Year: 2010
Language: English
Pages: 374
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788123758749


This collection brings together, for the first time correspondence between Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru and Sardar Vallabhai Patel. Set against the tumultuous backdrop of India’s freedom struggle, these conversations engaged with some of the most challenging debates of the day.

What is striking about these exchanges is the candour and high intellectual acumen with which they addressed many of these issues.

Disagreements were aplenty, but they also display a willingness to set these aside for the common pursuit of national goals. A collection that inspires as much as it informs.



1. Consent and Convergence
I. Nehru on Patel
II. Patel on Nehru
III. On Council Entry
IV. On Muslim League, Separate Electorate, RSS and Indian States
V. On Banning of R.S.S. and Communal Newspapers
VI. On Socialists and Issue of Resettlement of Refugees
VII. On the Farmers’ Raj
VIII. On States’ People’s Movement and Integration of States

2. Differences within Agreement
IX. Patel on Nehru as Next Congress President in 1936
X. On Communal Riots and Matters of Administration
XI. On Refugee Settlements and Creation of Communal Enclaves
XII. On The Cabinet Mission and Matters of Governance
XIII. On Nationalisation
XIV. On Junagadh and Kashmir

3. Reverberations of Differences
XV. On Misunderstandings and Role of Others
XVI. Differences in Style of Functioning
XVII. On Elections, Partition, Communal Riots and Settlement of Refugees
XVIII. On Matter of Administration
XIX. Patel on his Differences with Gandhiji and Nehru
Appendix 1 – Nehru’s Comments on His Colleagues
Appendix 2 – On Communists