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FORTY 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.

 M J Akbar: Nobody believes Nehru was beyond mistakes
 Claude Arpi: The blunder of the Pandit
 Judith Brown: Nehru should have quit as PM in the late 1950s
 Brahma Chellaney: India, the lamb state
 Lt Gen Eric A Vas (retired): Truly, an extraordinary fellow

Commanding heights: Manmohan Singh interview
Air Marshal Sir Thomas W Elmhirst: My tryst with the IAF
India and Its Neighbours
Shashi Tharoor: Vajpayee is more Nehruvian than many think
Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose and the Indian National Army

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Black dot Panchsheel, 50 years after
Black dot The silver lining
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