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Jawaharlal Chamrajnagar was the Polemarch of the International Fleet, as well as the head of Command School.[1] He was first introduced in Ender's Game.


Ender's Game

Around the time of the Third Formic War, Chamrajnagar served as the Polemarch. Following Ender Wiggin's victory over the Formics in the Third Invasion, the League War, and an attempted coup at Eros, the Fleet adopted a non-intervention policy on Earth, except when the sovereignty of the Fleet was threatened or attacked.[1]

Shadow of the Hegemon

During his time as Polemarch, Peter Wiggin discovered his Polnet account, and attempted to advise him on matters of Russian expansionism (the former Polemarch was Russian), the gradual collapse of the Hegemony, and the possibility of greater war. Most importantly, Peter informed Chamrajnagar on how Battle School graduates could easily become the world's greatest military assets. Also, Peter asked the I.F. to shift its policy from neutral to reactive or even proactive, in order to ensure the safety of Battle School graduates. Chamrajnagar, infuriated, threatened to reveal the identities of Locke and Demosthenes if Peter continued to try to interfere. When Wiggin's predictions were proven accurate, however, he arranged for Hyrum Graff to pass on his apologies.[2]

When India and Pakistan signed their historic non-aggression pact, Chamrajnagar planned to resign from the IF and return to his native homeland. However, Peter Wiggin stepped in, with information that, by the time Chamrajnagar could return, Chinese forces would have swept over India. Peter persuaded him not to come back to Earth, and later reappointed Chamrajnagar as Polemarch.[2]


Chamrajnagar was shown to be a vain man; capable but equally interested in advancing his career as doing what was best for the Fleet or his subordinates.[1]


  • Jawaharlal Chamrajnagar was related in some way to Prem Chamrajnagar, but their exact relation is not known.[3]
  • Known Email Addresses:


"Eventually, ALL the central staff will be star voyagers. They will look down their noses at anyone who has NOT taken decades-long flights between stars. They will have cut themselves loose from Earth's timeline. They will know each other by their logs, transmitted by ansible. What I'm offering you is the only possible source of career-making voyages: colony ships."
Ender in Exile, Chapter 4


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Ender's Game
  2. 2.0 2.1 Shadow of the Hegemon
  3. The Swarm
  4. Ender in Exile

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