Friday, September 29, 2006



An Autobiography was written by Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India, while he was in prison.

He was concerned that his father, who was a prominent lawyer in India, disapproved of him going to prison, and he started to wonder himself how had ended up there.To sort out this question for himself, he wrote his autobiography book. In this book, Nehru starts his history with how his ancestors had to flee Kashmir, and then goes on to tell about his own life, with a particular emphasis on the parts of his life that had brought him to that point in time. His entire life history, from even before his father was born, seems to have led him naturally to where he was.

As a child he seems quiet, observing, and thoughtful. As a grown up he was still thoughtful. One sees his admiration for humble people, and his aversion to any form of violence very early in the book.