—Chester Bowles, then US Ambassador to India.
— JRD Tata
matters. Nehru does not understand economics, & is lead by the nose by ‘professors’ & ‘experts’ who pander to his whims & fancies. I do not know where we are going. The country needs a man like Patel.”
—Rafi Ahmed Kidwai, Nehru’s close friend and confidant
"…in my likes and dislikes I was perhaps more an Englishman than an Indian. I looked upon the world from an Englishman’s standpoint."
—Nirad Chaudhuri, ‘Autobiography of an Unknown Indian, Part-II’
—Durga Das, ‘India from Curzon to Nehru & After’
—S Gopal, Nehru's official biographer
—Abul Kalam Azad
- NV Gadgil, Minister in the Nehru Cabinet