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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pompous puff of an Indian full of self pride with less substance than what he pretends himself to be. present day Indians also think of no end of themselves and it is clear when u read this book even the leader are like that - and not down to earth.

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Simply the best of Writings on the Indian Historical aspects. The Knowledge of Pandit Neheru and his Association to the World of Intellectuals is a proof in this book. This is the First Prize book for me in the 1987 UGC TV Competition and its Close to my Heart. My perception of My Country just got Pure and Pure while reading the history in The Discovery Of India  

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Jawaharlal Nehru was Prime Minister of India from 1947 to 1964.

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