30 Jul In a book recently published in India, Pamela Hicks nee Mountbatten says that her mother Edwina and Jawaharlal Nehru deeply loved each. User Review – Flag as inappropriate. i find that the book “Edwina and Nehru” is almost riveting. the author describes the events leading to the independence of. Apart from those narrations, the sequence of chapters in the book sheds light on the lives of Mountbatten, Edwina and Nehru, which helps one to form his own.

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The British might have used Lady Mountbatten to exploit this weakness of Nehru ,and through Edwina, persuaded him into certain decisions which might have been against national interests in the long run.

Seizing the opportunity, the little boy abandoned his train and moved to pick them up. Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Though such stories were never made fully public, andd of them leaked out.

I assented and taking the matchbox from the drawer in the coffee table, I struck a match for him. Although it can be termed as an affair at a personal level, it can actually be debated that the affair might have affected our nation. There was a great affection between the two. This is something for which chacha Nehru has earned my respect.

Pamela Mountbatten on the Jawaharlal-Edwina relationship

In novdl will we found she had left the whole collection of letters to my father and they were an enormous number — there were suitcases full of these letters. For those people claiming that Nehru and India benefitted due to this relationship, can you please exp lain the logic? The party of Hinduism? Also how Shiekh Abdullah and Nehru were half brothers.


I think it shows what confidence he had and how he was correct in that. It was to her husband Edwina entrusted her love letters from Nehru in The writers are solely responsible for any claims arising out of the contents of this article.

Not necessarily two bodies together. Dixit also said certain things about Jinnah and Nehru which were disturbing. These letters had an opening paragraph of tenderness, and the end would be also tender and romantic and nice like that, but three quarters of the letter was unburdening himself of all his worries and his disappointments or his hopes and all his idealism coming out for the extraordinary time of India at her rebirth in history and it is the history of India as an independent nation.

Pippi, you should see the faces of the Bodhisattvas on the walls at Ajanta. Instead, she handed it to his daughter, Indira, telling her that if he were ever to find himself in financial difficulties he was well known for giving away all his money she should sell it for him,” Pamela writes.

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There were no prickles. The book, enhru of Empire: Talks on, talks off: He criticized the personality of Jinnah saying that he was no one without British backing and how British establishment played a dirty game by conspiring with Muslim League and Congress.

Trapped tusker fails to make it. Reading Nehru’s inner thoughts and feelings for her mother in his letters made Pamela “realise how deeply he and my mother loved and respected each other”. Yes, I think so.

A history buff and India-based journalist, the edwlna has worked with the Press Trust of India. I would say yes, anyway Nehru was a very honourable man who liked my father. Gulzar’s tribute to Intizar Hussain, chronicler of lost love between India and Pakistan. What next after MeToo? Pamela was years-old then and says that she saw the first stages of what would go on to become a relationship based on “equality of spirit and intellect”.


In defence of Urjit Patel. That they would like to talk together and be together, movel he was convinced that was all it was. However, it does provides a neat backdrop and facts related to it which helps one understand the intricacies of the prevailing politics during the transfer of power from Britain to India in and events related to the partition and its aftermath.

Leave them alone I say. That was why he had come. It would be natural for the emotional to become sexual. I mean a very deep love. She presented Dickie Mountbatten with a sealed letter. For poor people it will look cheap and ugly. And then probably they only saw each other twice in a year.

The fictional love affair of Nehru and Edwina Mountbatten

Where do you stand by the way? They were so close to each other.

However, Edwina knew that Nehru would not accept is and so instead she handed the jewel over to Indira Gandhi, Nehru’s daughter, telling her to pawn it off in case of financial difficulties. He leant forward to cup his hands around the flame and I felt the warmth of his breath on my hands and face. Enter your email id. The views expressed by the writer and the reader comments do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of The Express Tribune.