“Love blossomed” between a “lonely” Jawaharlal Nehru, the first prime minister of India, and the last Viceroy of India Lord Mountbatten’s wife, Edwina, who had other “lovers” before, says her daughter.
Pamela Mountbatten, who fondly called Nehru “Mamu” (maternal uncle), has used diary entries and extracts from family albums as documentary evidence to write India Remembered: A Personal Account of the Mountbattens During the Transfer of Power.
In a section titled “A Special Relationship” Pamela writes: “My mother had already had lovers. My father was inured to it. It broke his heart the first time, but it was somehow different with Nehru. There existed a “happy three-some” based on firm understanding on all sides”
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