The book focuses on Jawaharlal Nehru, India's first Prime Minister, and his role in shaping modern India's polity.
Prof Alexander edited the book, which included contributions from notable figures such as Justice K T Thomas, Dr. Rajan Kurukkal, Dr. B Vivekanandan, M G Radhakrishnan, and others. The T M Varghese Foundation published it.
With the benefit of hindsight, there are numerous instances in history where faults with people from previous eras are discovered. Nehru is no exception, as Ramachandra Guha points out, and politicians of all stripes blame him for India's woes. It's a shame that today's Congress while remembering Nehru, does not remember him correctly. 'Attempts are made to pillory the sturdy pillars of the Nehruvian edifice of state and society,' the editor correctly observes in his preface to this book.
P.J. Alexander, the editor, expands on the Nehruvian modeland makes compelling arguments. The editor's introductory chapter prepares the reader to understand Nehru through the eyes of other experts in the subsequent chapters. He attempts to illustrate Nehru's qualities by using extensive quotes from Nehru's autobiography and other sources. The remaining essays are merely continuations of the editor's remarks, but a few articles stand out.