Bal Ram Nanda

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Bal Ram Nanda
Died30 May 2010 (aged 93)
Alma mater
Scientific career

Bal Ram Nanda (1917 – 30 May 2010) was a writer from New Delhi, India.[1] He was the preeminent Indian biographer of Mahatma Gandhi.


After studying student of History at Lahore University, B.R. Nanda joined the Indian Railways Services, of which he was a senior railway officer.[2]

He was the first Director of the Nehru Memorial Museum & Library, New Delhi.[3]



Nanda died on 30 May 2010 at his New Delhi residence.[3]


  • Mahatma Gandhi: A biography (translated into French, Spanish, Italian and several Indian languages).[3]
  • Gandhi and his critics
  • Gokhale, Gandhi, and the Nehrus
  • In Search of Gandhi: Essays and Reflections
  • Gandhi: pan-Islamism, imperialism, and nationalism in India
  • Motilal Nehru (Builders of modern India), Publications Division, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Govt. of India, 1964
  • Socialism in India, Nehru Memorial Museum and Library. Vikas Publications, 1972
  • Gandhi: a Pictorial Biography. New Delhi Publications Division, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. 1972. OCLC 540771.
  • Gandhi and his critics, Oxford Univ. Pr., 1985
  • Road to Pakistan 2010


  1. ^ Bal Ram Nanda World catalogue.
  2. ^ "The Gandhian Writer, Bal Ram Nanda, Sughosh India".[permanent dead link]Complete Life of Bapu, Sughosh India
  3. ^ a b c BALRAM NANDA (1917-2010) Archived 19 October 2011 at the Wayback Machine Raj Bhavan (Sikkim), 1 June 2010
  4. ^ "Padma Awards Directory (1954-2007)" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs. 30 May 2007. Archived from the original (PDF) on 10 April 2009.

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