Articles tagged under: Kanaiyalal Munshi

Somnath Series: How Jawaharlal Nehru opposed President Rajendra Prasad’s decision to attend Somnath ceremony

May 11, 2019
Somnath Series: How Jawaharlal Nehru opposed President Rajendra Prasad’s decision to attend Somnath ceremony

By Japan K Pathak Presented here are the historical details that throw light on how India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru had opposed President Rajendra Prasad's decision to attend the installation ceremony of Somnath shiv linga, scheduled to take place on May 11, 1951. Rajendra Prasad was not Nehru's first choice for the post of President: Mathai in his book Mathai in his book Reminiscences of the Nehru Age writes: Nehru did not like the idea of Rajendra Prasad as President becau...Read More

Somnath Series: How a decision to replace ruined old Somnath temple with a new grand one arrived at

October 03, 2017
Somnath Series: How a decision to replace ruined old Somnath temple with a new grand one arrived at

Somnath Series by Japan K Pathak In this series, I intend to cater various articles on Somnath temple, covering the period between its last destruction and final reconstruction. To clear any doubts or to obtain more details, you can reach me at my email address japanpathak [at] deshgujarat [dot] com. In the previous article which was the fourth article in this series you read how Mahatma Gandhi favored the restoration of old Somnath temple which was in ruins. Gandhiji however objected any po...Read More

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