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After serving briefly as envoy extraordinary to Vienna and then president of the
Board of Control, he became governor general of India in 1807. Supporting a
policy of nonintervention, Minto avoided major war in India; by a show of force he
Jawaharlal also had a venerable Indian tutor who taught him Hindi and Sanskrit.
In 1905 he went to Harrow, a leading English school, where he stayed for two
years. Nehru's academic career was in no way outstanding. From Harrow he
His secular approach to politics contrasted with Gandhi's religious and
traditionalist attitude, which during the Mahatma's lifetime had given Indian
politics a religious cast — mis- leadingly so, for, although Gandhi might have
appeared to be a ...
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