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The Discovery Of India

The Discovery Of India (Paperback)

The Discovery Of India (Paperback)

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Published by Penguin Books

Paperback , 642 pages

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0143031031

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9780143031031)

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The Discovery Of India is a book that provides the broad history of India from the perspective of Jawaharlal Nehru, the countrys first Prime Minister and a key figure in the Indian independence movement.


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The Discovery Of India was written by Jawaharlal Nehru when he was imprisoned by the British in the Ahmadnagar Prison.He was arrested for taking part in the Quit India movement.To keep himself occupied during his time there,Nehr...

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4 Reviews of The Discovery Of India (Paperback)

Reading this book, Nehru's strong commanding and highly intellectual voice constantly comes through even as he is at his most historian-like. Too expansive to be a compre.. More details Reading this book, Nehru's strong commanding and highly intellectual voice constantly comes through even as he is at his most historian-like. Too expansive to be a comprehensive academic source on the history of India, yet too in-depth and wandering to be consistently engaging, Nehru is at his best when he talks about himself and his own experiences. Yet ultimately, the book seems like an incredibly well-read highly referential form of loosely confederated free association. There are some parts that are illuminating and gripping and undoubtedly this book is essential for scholars of history - and those interested in learning more of India's first prime minister. Yet the book never settles, never decides what it wants to do - serve as a platform for Nehru, romanticize the nation and its rise or simply toil as an impersonal foundational history. Hide details
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The Discovery of India has has taken the status of a classical history since it was first published in 1946, written over 5 months when Jawaharlal Nehru was imprisoned in.. More details The Discovery of India has has taken the status of a classical history since it was first published in 1946, written over 5 months when Jawaharlal Nehru was imprisoned in the Ahmadnagar fort,India.
In this work of prodigious scope and scholarship, one of the greatest figures of indian history who 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.
The book gives us “an understanding of the glorious intellectual and spiritual tradition of (a) great country.” -Albert Einstein
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.
Ignore the political affiliation of this book. The discovery of india is excellent book to know the history of india i.e. India's national personality. You will need real efforts (no procrastination) to read this book. 'Bharat ek khoj', a 53 episode indian television series is based on this book. Author wrote this book in ahmednagar fort prison during the five months, April to Sep. 1944 (MCMXLIV).
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An unbelievable book to have been written while in prison. It covers the historical growth and establishment of the nation which is truly a Maha Bharath. The book written.. More details An unbelievable book to have been written while in prison. It covers the historical growth and establishment of the nation which is truly a Maha Bharath.
The book written between August 09th 1942 and March 28th 1945, is dedicated to all of Nehru's colleagues and co-prisoners who were in the Ahmadnagar Fort prison with him, during that period.
The first edition had been published in March 1946 by Dilip Kumar Gupta of Signet Press. An immediate reprint was done again in the same month that year.
That speaks more about the book than any critic or review could speak.


Prime Minister Nehru categorically ruled out any proposal for appointing a high power tribunal to enquire into and investigate charges of corruption against Ministers or persons in high authority, for the main reason that, in India, or for that matter any other country where there was a democratic set-up, he could not see how such a tribunal could function. The appointment of such a tribunal, Mr. Nehru felt, would “produce an atmosphere of mutual recrimination, suspicion, condemnation, charges and counter-charges and pulling each other down, in a way that it would become impossible for normal administration to function.” More than half the time of the Press conference was devoted by Mr. Nehru to deal with this question of appointing a tribunal to enquire into cases of corruption as recently urged by India’s former Finance Minister, Mr. C.D. Deshmukh.
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An excellent book which gives an overview and understanding of the glorious intellectual and spiritual tradition of India and how the British forced the economic, moral a.. More details An excellent book which gives an overview and understanding of the glorious intellectual and spiritual tradition of India and how the British forced the economic, moral and intellectual decline of India by vicious exploitation of the Indian people.India can lead the whole world if we have at least a handful of politicians as this man was...
These were men who gave their time , property , money ,etc etc for us ...without them practically India would'nt have existed.
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