Shashi Tharoor’s Book on Nehru to Be Adapted Into Web Series

The series will air in 2019.

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Shashi Tharoor’s book&nbsp;<i>Nehru: The Invention of India</i> will be made into a web series.

On the occasion of Jawaharlal Nehru’s birth anniversary, MP Shashi Tharoor announced that his book Nehru: The Invention of India will be remade into a web series. It will be directed by Onir and journalist-turned-filmmaker Bhavna Talwar with Sheetal Talwar as showrunner.

Watch the trailer below:


“He has willed to us the legacy of freedom of thought and expression, the legacy of debate, the legacy of secularism, the legacy of political magnanimity and the legacy of democracy,” declares the voiceover in the trailer.

The book chronicles the legacy of India’s first prime minister from the point of view of the 21st century. It explores the different facets of Nehru by examining his personal attributes in light of historical events. The announcement coincides with the launch of a new edition of the book, which was first published in 2007.

The series is set to air in 2019.

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