Glimpses of World History: Being Further Letters to His Daughter, Written in Prison, and Containing a Rambling Account of History for Young People

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John Day Company, 1942 - Civilization - 993 pages
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"On New Year's Day, 1931, Jawaharlal Nehru began a remarkable series of letters on the history of the world to his daughter, Indira [Ghandi], then thirteen years old. Over the next thirty months, Nehru wrote nearly two hundred letters in this series, which were later published as Glimpses of World History. With its panoramic sweep and its gripping narrative flow, all the more remarkable for being written in prison where Nehru had no recourse to reference books or a library, Glimpses of World History covers the rise and fall of empires and civilizations from Greece and Rome to China and West Asia; great figures such as Ashoka and Genghis Khan, Gandhi and Lenin; wars and revolutions, democracies and dictatorships. An enduring classic, this book is dazzling testimony to the breadth of Nehru's world view, his grasp of the lessons of history, and of the forces and personalities that shape it" - publisher, 2004 reprint.

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Beautifully crafted prose on some very tricky subjects. - Goodreads
Exhaustive and I really liked Nehru's prose. - Goodreads
The writing seems so natural and clear. - Goodreads
He started writing letter by the year 1930. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Sushil Parti - Goodreads

What a fantastic book. The writing seems so natural and clear. Mr.Nehru really had a gift of writing and a head full of knowledge. Read full review

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User Review  - Jonathan S - Goodreads

The letters written by Jawaharlal Nehru to his daughter Indira Gandhi while he was in various jail. I guess most of his letter from Gaol. He shown his respect to Gandhi, hate to Hitler & Mussolini. He ... Read full review

Contents

From Central Prison Naini A Birthday Letter
1
A New Years Gift
3
The Lesson of History
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Copyright

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