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Indira was an intellectual in many ways: Jairam Ramesh

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

was an intellectual in many ways, although people tend to be influenced more by her role as a politician, senior said today, releasing a book on the former

He added that was a and that she and her father, Jawaharlal Nehru, had exchanged 575 letters over a period of 25 years.

Most people thought Nehru was the more and an intellectual, but almost half of those 575 letters were written by Gandhi, the former Union said.

"There is a tendency to underestimate We are awed by the politician, but we tend not to think of her as an intellectual which she really was in many ways," Ramesh said.

The former Union dubbed the book "Indira", a graphic biography of the former prime minister, as "an unusual book about an unusual personality".

The book is authored by ??Devapriya Roy and illustrated by

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First Published: Tue, March 20 2018. 22:55 IST