Nehru, the Philosopher Leader

Arnold Michaelis Interviews Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru

This interview shows how like Plato's Philosopher King, our first Prime Minister was not a mere politician but a keen thinker who constantly tried to link governance issues with the larger issues of human existence and civilization to make sense of what is best for us, what we should be doing, and so on. See a smiling Pandit Nehru discuss various issues, how he wrote an article critiquing himself, some of his ideological underpinnings, introspection, religion, democracy, foreign policy, what it felt like when he first became the prime minister of India, and also hear him read out his Tryst with Destiny speech.

Jawaharlal Nehru's interview with Arnold Michaelis - 1958 - YouTube


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Nehru, the Philosopher Leader