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Jawaharlal Nehru in the foreground with several other Indian political leaders in the background ;

Nehru Memorial Lecture

The Nehru Memorial Lecture was endowed by the Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Trust in 1966 as an annual lecture to be given in memory of India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru by a distinguished scholar, scientist or administrator from the UK or India.

The lecture has been given by former Prime Ministers, senior political figures, esteemed scholars and leading figures in the fields of commerce and the arts. 

In 2016, management of the Nehru Memorial Lecture was transferred to King’s India Institute.

2024 Nehru Memorial Lecture by Professor Priya Satia

Professor Priya Satia, Raymond A. Spruance Professor of International History at Stanford University, traced the journey of Nehru's ideals and his shift from revolutionary to statesman at the 2024 Nehru Memorial Lecture titled ‘Nehru’s other Indias’.

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Read a summary of the 2024 Nehru Memorial Lecture by Professor Priya Satia.