FIFTY YEARS ago on May 27 India's first prime minister passed into the ages.
But Jawaharlal Nehru's legacy continues to be the theme of constant discussion in India and abroad.
Many Indians believe that India's achievements -- its vibrant democracy, its industrial prowess, its knowledge advantage, even its military strength -- would not have been possible without the strong foundations laid by Nehru.
Others believe that Nehru's policies -- his insistence on the public sector, on linguistic states, on non-alignment, on blindly imitating the Soviet Union -- retarded India's progress and forced a great nation into the ranks of the Third World.
Rediff.com brings you opinions and views from both sides in an effort to evaluate the true worth of Nehru's legacy.