Talk:Motilal Nehru

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Birthplace?[edit]

Where was he born? Britannica says Delhi[1], other language Wikipedias say Agra[2], and other sources say Allahabad[3]. Most dead tree sources say Agra[4][5] but some say Allahabad[6]. A while back, the English article had Agra but was then changed to Dayal Pur and then to Garden Grove (sic). I'm changing it back to Agra but hope someone can get something definitive on it. — AjaxSmack 17:40, 15 August 2010 (UTC)


I have searched thoroughly on the net and have found six sources that say Delhi. Even thought there are sources that say Agra and Allahabad, the most number were Delhi. Even the official sit of The Congress says this and hence I've replaced Agra with Delhi and listed the 6 references. Rajayuv (talk) 07:11, 10 November 2010 (UTC)

Too many Red Links![edit]

This article contains too many Red Links! But I have now mended it and now there are no red links!! Rajayuv (talk) 06:51, 10 November 2010 (UTC)

There has been some doubts on the origins of Nehru Family??[edit]

There has been some doubts in place regarding the origin of Nehru Family as some claim that they were not Kashmiri Brahmins and they adopted the name Nehru as a reminisient of their Persian origin. Father of Motilal Nehru, Ganga Dhar as claimed, was actually City Kotwal of Delhi officed at Lahori Gate under Moghul Emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar regime during first mutiny in 1857; and his actual name was Ghiyasuddin Ghazi[citation needed]Denisovan (talk) 18:56, 22 April 2014 (UTC). He adopted this alias as "Ganga Dhar" to escape East India Company killings after a long fight.

some of the links are as follows : http://forums.sulekha.com/forums/coffeehouse/father-of-moti-lal-nehru-the-story-of-gangadhar.htm Readers need to be cautious about these claims and must do their own research in order to arrive at conclusion.59.95.97.105 (talk) 18:02, 21 August 2011 (UTC)

Bar at Law[edit]

What does this mean? "He later qualified as "Bar at Law" from University of Cambridge and enlisted as a lawyer in the British Indian courts."

This appears to have been copied from another website which I found.

Is "Bar at Law" an Indian legal term? I can't find any record of it online. If so, why would he have gone to Cambridge to qualify as one? Jawaharlal Nehru certainly went to Trinity College, Cambridge to study engineering (there is a portrait of him in the college library). Did Motilal actually go there, or was he given an honorary degree later?

A law degree from Cambridge University is not a professional qualification and does not make one a British barrister or a solicitor. I should know because I have one myself. Nowadays it simply exempts you from the "academic" year of study when you do your legal training - to become a barrister you would still have to study at Bar School and do pupillage.Paulturtle (talk) 04:00, 17 August 2015 (UTC)