Friday, September 14, 2018

Jawaharlal Nehru was not a weak leader

Jawaharlal Nehru, India's first Prime Minister, does not have an extraordinary hand but his hand shows a good mind, a strong will and a warmth of personality. There has been criticism about how he handled his job, particularly the 1962 skirmish with the Chinese.

What kind of a man was Nehru? Born into a wealthy, political family, he was catapulted into the position. Did he deserve it?

Nehru's hand is rather fleshy, with well-developed mounts of Venus and Moon, as well as the Jupiter mount. Possibly the Mercury mount is developed too, but with not too many photos of his hands on the net, could not confirm this. The Mars mounts are reasonably developed and the fingertips are rounded, and the Jupiter (index) finger is distinctly conic. Nehru’s fingers are evenly balanced in length, with slightly thick third phalanges and long first phalanges. His Mercury (little) finger is longish and slightly bent, and possibly the index finger is also bent a little. He has a strong,
outward-facing thumb and sensitive pads on the tips of the fingers. The Jupiter (index) finger is high-set, and the Mercury (little) finger, low-set. Nehru does not have a particularly long heartline or headline as can be seen from the photos, but nor are these lines short. The heartline is low-set.

You can see a hand photo of his here and his handprint here.

Jawaharlal Nehru photoAll of these hand characteristics point to a man with a warm and passionate nature, although not one which is spontaneous. There were rumours of his affairs, or rather, he had an image of a playboy, but it is likely that Nehru never really gave in to his emotions fully. He was the kind of man who suppressed his true emotions and allowed his head to rule. In fact, he is likely to have had difficulties in intimate relationships. And he could well have been manipulative around women.

High ambition is seen as well as ego. These signs when combined with the strong thumb, can make a man autocratic, even headstrong. No doubt he had leadership qualities; he was not a man to shirk responsibility. And aggression and temper are not seen to be excessive, although present.

When it comes to well-known leaders of the past, those who have become legends and a part of history, it becomes difficult to change people's minds about the character of these leaders because people have already made up their minds. The best one can do as a hand reader is to see if the famous person’s known characteristics are revealed by the hand or not.

Nehru was known to be incorruptible, and well, there is nothing on his hand that contradicts this. His Headline does not show a materialistic mindset. In fact, his hand does not show an understanding of money, even if he was known to be economical. His hand is that of an intellectual and an idealist, not always practical, and writing ability is shown.

From an actual photo on the internet, Jawaharlal Nehru’s Moon mount is very highly developed, although this is not evident in the handprint which is available. This is very likely because the handprint is inaccurate, maybe having been cleaned up, resulting in a flat Moon mount. People with highly developed Moon mounts (especially those with a sloping Headline) are imaginative, with a brooding tendency. There is restlessness, sensitiveness and moodiness present in such a personality and this is accentuated on Nehru’s hand because of the other hand features. Ego in particular. He is likely to have suffered from feelings of solitariness and was probably was very sensitive to criticism. He is likely to have been physically laid-back, even if not intellectually.

As one does not have access to his left, passive hand, it is difficult to say whether these qualities were inherited or developed. One must not forget that Jawaharlal Nehru was born into a wealthy family, and there is no doubt that his privileged background, access to the best education, and more importantly, his father’s political position, played a part in Jawaharlal Nehru becoming PM.

This is not to say he was unworthy. Not at all. Nehru's hand reveals that he was above average in intellect, and canny, with leadership qualities and idealism. A higher dose of pragmatism would have helped.

Related Personality readings: Indira Gandhi; Mahatma Gandhi or Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan.

Or read about others in the Gandhi family like Sonia Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi, Varun Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi and Robert Vadra.

Perhaps you want to know The difference between Anna Hazare and Mahatma Gandhi and here are the hand readings of other senior Indian Politicians: Lal Krishna AdvaniNarendra ModiManmohan Singh; Dr APJ Kalam.

For the younger lot of Indian and International Politicians, check out the complete list of readings under the label "Politicians."

(The published photograph of Nehru is a free photo in the public domain)


  1. I was impressed with his recollection of history (Letters to Indira). If he was able to recollect and write more than 1000 pages without any source for reference, he should've been an intellectual all right.

    But, when compared to eaders like Sardar Vallabbhai Patel and others who were very much better than him just after India got Independence, I feel, he did not deserve the post.

    Someone like him today - why not? But the Independence movement brought many leaders to the forefront, and he was never the biggest of them all.

    Destination Infinity

  2. I agree, he was certainly not the biggest of them all. I think he had some charisma and the ability to talk and present well. A good personality. That must have helped him get the job.

  3. Very interesting. I am currently reading Jaswant Singh's book on the Partition of India and the he has framed Nehru matches your reading of his palm.

    I have a question Nita. In regards to the sensitive pads on the fingers how does one succeed in the social world with such an indication. Nehru and MLK both had sensitive pads but they were able to socialize as usually I have found people who are sensitive overall to be socially awkward like even I have sensitive tips and I find that true about me as well.

    1. Actually, from my experience, people who have sensitive pads get along very well with people as it is different from being sensitive. Generally when one thinks of a sensitive person, it is someone who is thinking of his/her own feelings (often there is an over reaction) and it is these people who can find social interactions difficult, depending on their level of sensitivity. People with sensitive pads on the other hand, are more sensitive to other people's feelings, and to their environment. They often act in ways to ensure that others are not hurt or upset. They are sensitive to the atmosphere of a place and can disturbed by it. Of course such people often suffer inside but they are generally liked by others. But this depends on their other qualities, naturally. A person can be both very sensitive to his own feelings and also have sensitive pads. It all depends on the degree, finally. Too much of anything causes problems. You can of course be socially awkward and have have sensitive pads because it depends on the level of introversion as well.

    2. Oh wow Nita in your first definition of people with sensitive pads being generally liked is true for me. My khala she said the same that I am touchy about a few issues but not wholly sensitive. Your latter statement would apply to my cousin who is a gentle soul, introverted and socially a tad awkward but again our hands are overall quite different haha. Thanks for the clarification as always!


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