Nexus Lecture Sonia Gandhi -

9 June 2007
14.15 – 17.30
Auditorium Tilburg University

Living Politics

When she met her future husband Rajiv Gandhi as an Italian student in Cambridge, she could not imagine how radically her life would change. In the first years of her marriage, when she was getting to know India from the home of prime minister Indira Gandhi,  her mother-in-law, Sonia Gandhi managed to stay away from politics. But after her husband, who followed up his mother when she was murdered by one of her own guards in 1984, was himself killed in a terrorist attack, she realized she could no longer keep away from Indian politics. As a member of the Nehru-Gandhi family, she follows in the footsteps of her husband, his mother and her father, Jawaharlal Nehru, at the service of a democratic, prosperous and multicultural India.

Nexus Lecture 2007: Living Politics. What India Has Taught Me

Published in

Nexus Library
2010 or Earlier

Living Politics

Bilingual edition

Living Politics: What India has taught me

Volume V, Bilingual hardcover edition. In this lecture, Sonia Gandhi, widow of the murdered prime minister of India, speaks about her commitment to the future of India.


Italy, 1946

Sonia Gandhi

leader of the Indian Congress Party


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