Nehru, Congress and Socialism

Bashir Ahmad Bhat, Nadeem Nisar, Usha Bhasin


Socialism, a global movement for bringing an end to the exploitation of one human being by another, started gaining ascendency in the world after the success of the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia. The success of this Revolution inspired many other countries of the world to adopt the same path. In India, Socialism acquired roots in 1930s and became the accepted creed of the Indian youth whose urges came to be symbolised by Jawaharlal Nehru, the most important leader of the national movement after the father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi. Being influenced by the Socialist ideology, Nehru imparted a socialist vision to the national movement, represented by Indian National Congress and became a symbol of socialism and socialist ideas in the country.

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