Nehru Gandhi And Indira Gandhi

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When India became independent in August 1947 and established independence from the British Empire after years of colonial rule and oppression, various conflicts were faced within the issue of addressing and running a new state. The new state of India was accompanied by a vast array of issues, relating to matters such as inequality and prejudice. These problems that occurred after the independence of India were addressed by the Congress Party under the leadership of Jawaharlal Nehru, and after his death in 1964, his daughter Indira Gandhi, who ran as Prime Minister from 1966 to 1977 and then again from 1980 until her assassination in 1984. During their time as the Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi implemented many significant social, political and economic policies and reforms that had a major effect in the establishment of the world’s largest democracy. However many issues were encountered such as the partisan violence and the language and cultural barriers which resulted in the feeling of erasure by various faiths and communities. Nehru also implemented aspects of democratic socialism and a secular state during his time as Prime Minister, and within his government, as his continuous persistence with the advocacy for more rights for women, his educational reforms and his industrialisation policies, such as the various 5 Year Plans from 1951 onwards. Indira’s strict industrial policies also had a dramatic effect on India, such as the Green
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