Nehru pp 92-113 | Cite as

Beginnings of Compromise, 1922–5

  • B. N. Pandey


The mental and physical discipline which Jawaharlal had acquired at Harrow may have been useful to him when he began his life in prison. Prison life was a challenge, and then there was the additional compensation of being in the company of fellow patriots and of his father. He easily filled his day with a crowded schedule — sweeping and dusting the prison barrack, washing his father’s and his own clothes, cooking, spinning, reading, conducting evening classes for the illiterate political prisoners, playing volley-ball, and sometimes lying in the open and indulging in his special hobby of watching the skies, the clouds, and studying their beautiful, changing hues.1


Civil Disobedience Constructive Programme National Movement United Province Legislative Council 
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© B. N. Pandey 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • B. N. Pandey
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  1. 1.School of Oriental and African StudiesUniversity of LondonLondonUK

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