The Discovery of India

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Penguin Books India, 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
Nehru looks impressive in his writing. - Goodreads
gave a good insight into some ideas... - Goodreads
Hats off to Panditji for writing such a brilliant book. - Flipkart

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User Review  - Yashavanth Ramaswamy - Goodreads

great book about India. Nehru looks impressive in his writing. But doubts arises about his pre independence thoughts and work he done after becoming the first pm of india.. In this book we can get an idea about old India and British India through Nehru's view. Read full review

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This book is 2 much of reading.... i was not easily carried with the language..Undoubtedly it was nehru's conception which shaped india at beginning. So I want to know how Nehru conceived India ... Read full review

Contents

AHMADNAGAR FORT
1
BADENWEHER LAUSANNE
28
THE QUEST
41
THE DISCOVERY OF INDIA
64
THROUGH THE AGES
138
NEW PROBLEMS
242
CONSOLIDATION OF BRITISH
313
THE LAST PHASE 2 NATIONALISM VERSUS
390
THE LAST PHASE 3 WORLD WAR II
459
AHMADNAGAR FORT AGAIN
532
POSTSCRIPT
633
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Jawaharlal Nehru was Prime Minister of India from 1947 to 1964.

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