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Note-Making :

Make notes of the following passages.

Indira Priyadarshini Nehru was born on November 19, 1917 at Anand Bhavan in Allahabad to Jawaharlal Nehru and Kamala Nehru. She was called the “Child of the Revolution” because the Russian “October Revolution” was going on at the time of her birth. When someone remarked that the child could have been a boy, her grandfather Motilal Nehru said proudly, “This daughter of Jawahar may prove to be better than a thousand sons”. How prophetic he was!

Indira grew up like a princess. She received all the love and affection in the world from her parents, grand parents and aunts. But under the British Rule, prison was a home away from home for the Nehru clan. During the long drawn out freedom struggle the Nehru family was in and out of school. But whenever her mother was with her she told Indira stories from the Hindu Mythology and Epics. As Indira was a a voracious reader she was inspired by the characters in the world classics. Through the characters she got the firm belief that while doing a right thing, she should not be afraid of anything or anybody, just because she was a woman.

Note-Making Answer

Early Life of Indira Gandhi

Childhood : Indira born on 19 Nov. 1917 – Allahabad – To Nehru and Kamala – child of the revolution – some one remark – as a boy – Mothilal said – better than a thousand sons.

Mothers’ teaching : loved by parents and relations – Single child of the family – mother told Mythological stories – inspired by the characters – not afraid of anything or any body – though a woman.
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