- Ja·wa·har·lal [juh-wah-her-lahl] /dʒəˈwɑ hər lɑl/, 1889–1964, Hindu political leader in India: first prime minister of the republic of India 1947–64 (father of Indira Gandhi).
- his fatherMo·ti·lal [moh-ti-lahl] /ˈmoʊ tɪ lɑl/, 1861–1931, Indian lawyer and statesman.
- indicating a man's close-fitting jacket or coat with long sleeves, a Mandarin-type collar, and front buttons to the neckline, as usually worn by J. Nehru.
- indicating a man's suit consisting of such a jacket and very narrow trousers.
Examples from the Web for nehru
Nehru and Jinnah even stayed at the Imperial for extended periods of time in private suites.An Indian Icon Reborn: The Imperial Hotel Reclaims Its Glory Days
May 13, 2014
We get not just expected discussions of Stalin and Roosevelt, but also good cameos of figures like Nehru.China’s Forgotten Traumas in World War Two
Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom
September 18, 2013
Today, in a time of great national distress, Nehru's descendant cannot find the fiber to meet his people.How Rahul Gandhi Blew the Indian Rape Crisis
January 19, 2013
Nehru felt wounded, but was hardly in a position to demand fidelity from his wife.
English governesses tended to the children in Anand Bhavan – “Abode of Happiness” – the palatial Nehru residence.
Nehru's face was pale with anger; he was famous for his temper.
He suggested Nehru himself do it, and the Prime Minister agreed.
Nehru said calmly, shaking hands with the Governor-General of Pakistan.
Again the great coin glittered high in the air while none other than Nehru himself called out, tensely: "Heads!"
Nehru in his autobiography expresses strong differences of opinion with Gandhi at many points.Introduction to Non-Violence
- Jawaharlal (dʒəwəhəˈlɑːl). 1889–1964, Indian statesman and nationalist leader. He spent several periods in prison for his nationalist activities and practised a policy of noncooperation with Britain during World War II. He was the first prime minister of the republic of India (1947–64)
- his father, Motilal (məʊtɪˈlɑːl), known as Pandit Nehru. 1861–1931, Indian nationalist, lawyer, and journalist; first president of the reconstructed Indian National Congress
Word Origin and History for nehru
of a type of long, narrow jacket with a standing collar (popular in Western fashion late 1960s), 1967, a reference to Jawaharlal Nehru (1889-1964), first prime minister of independent India (1947-1964), who often wore such a jacket in public appearances.