Our commemoration takes the form of a reflection on Nehru and his world. His universe obviously included India, but it embraced all of humanity. As he shaped India in so many different ways over more than five decades, he was aware, more than most of his generation, that it was an India in the world, not an India locked into itself. He ceaselessly reflected upon how this particular was related to an universal and how they shaped each other. Perhaps India itself provided a model of it, of how the immense multiplicity within India could constitute the larger entity, which he summed up in the formula, “unity in diversity.” All the three events have a distinct focus and thematic coherence and aim to provide a platform for original and creative scholars to share their approaches with us.
The following six papers were presented in the ‘Nehru’s India’ workshop and the audios of all papers are on the website. Please find the link below: