Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Center for Contemporary South Asia

Denying Nehru His Due

February 14, 2018

In his February 14th, 2018 Indian Express article, Ashutosh Varshney, questions the validity of Modi's claim that "India did not get democracy due to Pandit Nehru" and discusses two questions: 1) Were ancient Indian polities democratic, democracy thus representing India’s enduring culture? 2)What was Nehru’s role in institutionalising democracy? Read the full article.