Sunday, April 11, 2010

Love, longing & politics!

Tuhin A. Sinha delves into the eternal Nehru-Edwina romance, the political impact of which will always remain a matter of intense conjecture 

That India’s first Prime Minister and the wife of the last British Viceroy had something going between them is no secret. The book, India Remembered, written by Edwina Mountbatten’s daughter, Pamela Mountbatten only corroborates this love story, besides providing us with some rare insights. Pamela writes that the ‘reported romance’ between Jawaharlal Nehru, India’s first Prime Minister, and Lady Edwina Mountbatten, blossomed during a 1947 trip to Mashobra, a hill station, as part of a joint outing of family and friends.

Nehru wrote a letter to Edwina a decade later, wherein he described that trip to Mashobra as the defining moment in their relationship, a moment when he realised, “that there was a deeper attachment between us, that some uncontrollable force, of which I was dimly aware, drew us to one another.”

Full report here Times of India

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