The Discovery of India

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Penguin Books, 2004 - India - 642 pages
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Gives An Understanding Of The Glorious Intellectual And Spiritual Tradition Of (A) Great Country.' Albert Einstein

Written Over Five Months When Jawaharlal Nehru Was Imprisoned In The Ahmadnagar Fort, The Discovery Of India Has Acquired The Status Of A Classic Since It Was First Published In 1946. In This Work Of Prodigious Scope And Scholarship, One Of The Greatest Figures Of Indian History Unfolds The Panorama Of The Country'S Rich And Complex Past, From Prehistory To The Last Years Of British Colonial Rule. Analysing Texts Like The Vedas And The Arthashastra, And Personalities Like The Buddha And Mahatma Gandhi, Nehru Brings Alive An Ancient Culture That Has Seen The Flowering Of The World'S Great Traditions Of Philosophy, Science And Art, And Almost All Its Major Religions.

Nehru'S Brilliant Intellect, Deep Humanity And Lucid Style Make The Discovery Of India Essential Reading For Anyone Interested In India, Both Its Past And Its Present.

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An interesting insight in to the mind of the author. - Goodreads
gave a good insight into some ideas... - Goodreads
Hats off to Panditji for writing such a brilliant book. - Flipkart
His writing about history of India is facinating. - Goodreads
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this is the real discovery india.
i want to thanks to mr jawaharlal nehru for this book it's change my thought really it's nice..

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User Review  - Talash@bhardwa... - Flipkart

Bought this book for no particular reason except curiosity. But, the introduction by Sunil Khilnani (the author of The Idea of India) changed everything. He writes, "The Discovery of India integrates ... Read full review

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