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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He said he was ninety nine percent sure there was nothing that would wound him or worry him or diminish him in any way.

Sign In with or to comment. I was reluctant to intrude, but he stole a march on me, deftly untying the tape and letting the letters drop into my lap. Always a world citizen. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, redistributed or derived from.

Edwina and Nehru: A Novel – Catherine Clement – Google Books

An anti-Nehru party in Delhi began using the nnehru. Without which Pakistan would be part of India today!!! To me they were two amazing people whose place in history was considerable. For example, Sardar Patel, being the practical thinker, tried to convince Nehru to settle the Kashmir conflict as a domestic nobel, but it was unfortunate that Nehru, upon the advice of Mountbatten, referred it to the UN and turned it into an international issue.


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”. So both of them, in a sense, fulfilled a need — both Jawaharlal and Edwina needed each other.

There is another aspect of this relationship that you refer to in your book. He tactfully retreated, and nothing was ever said about the incident.

Nehru, mom were rarely alone to carry on a physical affair, she adds. 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”.

And the letters, I mean if you were deeply, physically in love, your whole letter would be about the other person and your need of them physically, and it would be that kind of love letter.

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John Ambulance Brigade, and she died suddenly in the middle of her work. Awww I am smitten by their story. I edwiba say yes, anyway Nehru was a very honourable man who liked my father. FictionEdwina MountbattenJawaharlal Nehru. She has published poems and short stories. Yet another treasured bond. Were you at all apprehensive?

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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. A day trip to the micronation of Andorra, a jewel hidden between European giants Stepping into the void: Like you and me.


The letters could have had been used by edwian Muslim League to gain political benefit but I guess Qaid-e-Azam made the right decision and had them returned. You can call the late activist a conspiracy theorist too but few of his points were valid such as multinational companies and their tricks and impacts on human health.

The fictional love affair of Nehru and Edwina Mountbatten

They were always surrounded by staff, police and other people,” Pamela writes. He leant forward to cup his hands around the flame and I felt the warmth of his breath on my hands and face.

Pamela says that she was intensely curious to know more about the extent of the relationship between Nehru and Edwina. As the Mountbattens prepared to leave India, Edwina wanted to gift Nehru an emerald ring, her daughters writes in the book. Thus began my quest to find out more about the affair and its impact on the nation. His personal life is ours own.

The edwija is just a complicated love story, like any other. Slowly, he turned the box around to reveal its contents, deliberately offering them to me.