Nehruism was the political ideology of Jawaharlal Nehru, India's first prime minister. It was a liberal idealistic type of fabianist socialism. Other point that Nehru said he agreed a lot with communists[1] and find many similarities with more orthodox communism and his foreign policy more pro-soviet that it could at first appear. It basically ended as a de facto existing political system after Nehru's death,[2] since even its descendents in politics didn't follow this model for more authoritarian (Indira Gandhi) or liberal (Rajiv, Sonia) un-socialist populist shapes shapes or "socialist in name only" in a third way shape. Nehruism is constantly under criticism of Hindutva followers and Hindu nationalists for its perceived secularism, tolerance of "invading" ideologies and religions like Christianity, Socialism and Islam, and its westernization and corruption of the purity of Hindu culture.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Why is there so much puzzlement about the politics of Jawaharlal Nehru? As Goel reminds us, and every newspaper reader can recall, he himself frequently says that he agrees in principle with the Communists. (...) he says and does many other things, and so we do not realise how closely the relevant parts of his policy accord with this particular avowal. When I read the articles in this book, I was quite surprised. He is a very much more faithful Communist than I had realised."
  2. ^ «When the resolution on the socialistic pattern was passed at Avadi, an important Congressman compared it to the Emperor Akbar's Din Ilahi. Socialism, he said, is Nehru's personal fad, which will quickly be forgotten when he passes from the scene.»

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