Freedom's Daughter

Jawaharial Nehru has been imprisoned for his political activities in the Congress Party, but he never forgets that he is a father first and foremost.

Thus begins the touching correspondence between Nehru and his daughter, the young Indira Gandhi.

The editor of this fascinating volume of correspondence was Sonia Gandhi, Indira Gandhi's daughter-in-law and current leader of the Congress Party in India.

Nina Wadia is the voice of Indira and Paul Bhatacharjee is the voice of Nehru in this five part reading produced by Nandita Ghose.

Episodes

EpisodeTitleFirst
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20070814 BT=1345 (BBC7)From prison, Nehru becomes increasingly reliant on Indira's letters for information about India's struggle for freedom. Episode 2 of 5.
20080923 BT=1315 (BBC7)In prison, Nehru relies on daughter Indira Gandhi's letters to learn about India's struggle for freedom. Read by Nina Wadia. Episode 2 of 5.
20080924 BT=1315 (BBC7)Indira Gandhi's father Nehru learns of her search abroad to cure her sick mother. Read by Nina Wadia. and Paul Bhattacharjee. Episode 3 of 5.
20070815 BT=1345 (BBC7)Indira writes to her father from abroad as she travels with her sick mother in search of a cure. Episode 3 of 5.
20080925 BT=1315 (BBC7)Nehru feels cut off from Indira, as tragic events threaten to overtake his family. Read by Nina Wadia and Paul Bhattacharjee. Episode 4 of 5.
20070816 BT=1345 (BBC7)Nehru feels increasingly cut off from his family as tragic events threaten to overtake them. Meanwhile, war is brewing in Europe. Episode 4 of 5.
20080926 BT=1315 (BBC7)Nehru is released from jail, while Indira Gandhi's political views are developing. Read by Nina Wadia and Paul Bhattacharjee. Episode 5 of 5.
20070817 BT=1345 (BBC7)Nehru is released from prison. Indira's own political views are developing. Episode 5 of 5.
20061031 (BBC7)The touching correspondence between Indira Gandhi and her father Nehru. From prison, Nehru becomes increasingly reliant on Indira's letters. Episode 2 of 5.
20061101 BT=0000 (BBC7)The touching correspondence between Indira Gandhi and her father Nehru. In prison, Nehru becomes increasingly reliant on Indira's letters. Episode 2 of 5.
20061101 (BBC7)The touching correspondence between Indira Gandhi and her father Nehru. Indira writes to her father from abroad. Episode 3 of 5.
20061102 BT=0000 (BBC7)The touching correspondence between Indira Gandhi and her father Nehru. Indira writes to her father from abroad. Episode 3 of 5.
20061103 (BBC7)The touching correspondence between Indira Gandhi and her father Nehru. Nehru is released from prison. Indira's own political views are developing. Episode 5 of 5.
20061104 BT=0000 (BBC7)The touching correspondence between Indira Gandhi and her father Nehru. Nehru is released from prison. Indira's own views are developing. Episode 5 of 5.
20061030 (BBC7)The touching correspondence between the young Indira Gandhi and her father Nehru. Episode 1 of 5.
20061031 BT=0000 (BBC7)The touching correspondence between the young Indira Gandhi and her father Nehru. Episode 1 of 5.
20070813 BT=1345 (BBC7)The touching correspondence between the young Indira Gandhi and her father Nehru. Episode 1 of 5.
20061102 (BBC7)The touching correspondence between the young Indira Gandhi and her father Nehru. Nehru feels increasingly cut off from his family. Episode 4 of 5.
20061103 BT=0000 (BBC7)The touching correspondence between the young Indira Gandhi and her father Nehru. Nehru feels increasingly cut off from his family. Episode 4 of 5.
20080922 BT=1315 (BBC7)The touching correspondence between the young Indira Gandhi and her father Nehru. Read by Nina Wadia and Paul Bhattacharjee. Episode 1 of 5.
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0120080922 (BBC7)
20121022 (BBC7)
The touching correspondence between the young Indira Gandhi and her father Nehru. Read by Nina Wadia and Paul Bhattacharjee.
0120100802 (BBC7)The touching correspondence between the young Indira Gandhi and her father Nehru. Read by Nina Wadia and Paul Bhattacharjee.

The touching correspondence between the young Indira Gandhi and her father Nehru.

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0220080923 (BBC7)
20121023 (BBC7)
In prison, Nehru relies on daughter Indira Gandhi's letters to learn about India's struggle for freedom. Read by Nina Wadia.
0220100803 (BBC7)In prison, Nehru relies on daughter Indira Gandhi's letters to learn about India's struggle for freedom. Read by Nina Wadia.

In prison, Nehru relies on daughter Indira Gandhi's letters to learn of India's struggle.

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0320080924 (BBC7)
20121024 (BBC7)
Indira Gandhi's father Nehru learns of her search abroad to cure her sick mother. Read by Nina Wadia. and Paul Bhattacharjee.
0320100804 (BBC7)Indira Gandhi's father Nehru learns of her search abroad to cure her sick mother. Read by Nina Wadia. and Paul Bhattacharjee.

Indira Gandhi's father Nehru learns of her search abroad to cure her sick mother.

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04
0420080925 (BBC7)
20121025 (BBC7)
Nehru feels cut off from Indira, as tragic events threaten to overtake his family. Read by Nina Wadia. and Paul Bhattacharjee.
0420100805 (BBC7)Nehru feels cut off from Indira, as tragic events threaten to overtake his family. Read by Nina Wadia. and Paul Bhattacharjee.

Nehru feels cut off from Indira, as tragic events threaten to overtake his family.

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05
05 LAST20080926 (BBC7)
20121026 (BBC7)
Nehru is released from jail, while Indira Gandhi's political views are developing. Read by Nina Wadia. and Paul Bhattacharjee.
05 LAST20100806 (BBC7)Nehru is released from jail, while Indira Gandhi's political views are developing. Read by Nina Wadia. and Paul Bhattacharjee.

Nehru is released from jail, while Indira Gandhi's political views are developing.

01Hold Fast To The Truth2001112620061030 (BBC7)
20061031 (BBC7)
20070813 (BBC7)
20080922 BT=1315 (BBC7)
20080922 (BBC7)
20100802 (BBC7)
20121022 (BBC7)
The touching correspondence between the young Indira Gandhi and her father Nehru.

Nehru has been imprisoned for his political activities.

Read by Nina Wadia and Paul Bhattacharjee.

Episode 1 of 5.

The touching correspondence between the young Indira Gandhi and her father Nehru. Read by Nina Wadia and Paul Bhattacharjee.

02A Testing Time2001112720061031 (BBC7)
20061101 (BBC7)
20070814 (BBC7)
20080923 BT=1315 (BBC7)
20080923 (BBC7)
20100803 (BBC7)
20121023 (BBC7)
Indira is growing up without her father.

From prison, Nehru advises her about her education.

The touching correspondence between Indira Gandhi and her father Nehru.

From prison, Nehru becomes increasingly reliant on Indira's letters.

In prison, Nehru becomes increasingly reliant on Indira's letters.

From prison, Nehru becomes increasingly reliant on Indira's letters for information about India's struggle for freedom.

In prison, Nehru relies on daughter Indira Gandhi's letters to learn about India's struggle for freedom.

Read by Nina Wadia.

Episode 2 of 5.

In prison, Nehru relies on daughter Indira Gandhi's letters to learn of India's struggle.

In prison, Nehru relies on daughter Indira Gandhi's letters to learn about India's struggle for freedom. Read by Nina Wadia.

03A Dutiful Daughter2001112820061101 (BBC7)
20061102 (BBC7)
20070815 (BBC7)
20080924 (BBC7)
20100804 (BBC7)
20121024 (BBC7)
Indira travels with her sick mother in search of a cure.

The touching correspondence between Indira Gandhi and her father Nehru.

Indira writes to her father from abroad.

Indira writes to her father from abroad as she travels with her sick mother in search of a cure.

Indira Gandhi's father Nehru learns of her search abroad to cure her sick mother.

Read by Nina Wadia.

and Paul Bhattacharjee.

Indira Gandhi's father Nehru learns of her search abroad to cure her sick mother. Read by Nina Wadia. and Paul Bhattacharjee.

04Kamala2001112920061102 (BBC7)
20061103 (BBC7)
20070816 (BBC7)
20080925 (BBC7)
20100805 (BBC7)
20121025 (BBC7)
Nehru feels increasingly cut off from his family as events threaten to overtake them.

The touching correspondence between the young Indira Gandhi and her father Nehru.

Nehru feels increasingly cut off from his family.

Nehru feels increasingly cut off from his family as tragic events threaten to overtake them.

Meanwhile, war is brewing in Europe.

Nehru feels cut off from Indira, as tragic events threaten to overtake his family.

Read by Nina Wadia and Paul Bhattacharjee.

Episode 4 of 5.

Read by Nina Wadia.

Nehru feels cut off from Indira, as tragic events threaten to overtake his family. Read by Nina Wadia. and Paul Bhattacharjee.

05 LASTResistance2001113020061103 (BBC7)
20061104 (BBC7)
20070817 (BBC7)
20080926 BT=1315 (BBC7)
20080926 (BBC7)
20100806 (BBC7)
20121026 (BBC7)
Their correspondence continues after Nehru's release as he embarks on a tour of INDIA.

The touching correspondence between Indira Gandhi and her father Nehru.

Nehru is released from prison.

Indira's own political views are developing.

Indira's own views are developing.

Nehru is released from jail, while Indira Gandhi's political views are developing.

Read by Nina Wadia and Paul Bhattacharjee.

Read by Nina Wadia.

Nehru is released from jail, while Indira Gandhi's political views are developing. Read by Nina Wadia. and Paul Bhattacharjee.