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The Discovery of India By Jawaharlal Nehru (Paperback)

The Discovery of India By Jawaharlal Nehru (Paperback)

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"The Discovery of India" is a significant book written by Jawaharlal Nehru during his imprisonment at the Ahmednagar fort for his involvement in the Quit India Movement from 1942 to 1946. The four years of solitude in prison provided Nehru with the time and opportunity to reflect on and pay homage to his beloved country, India, and its rich culture.

The book takes a comprehensive approach to Indian history, culture, and philosophy, starting from ancient times and delving into topics such as the Vedas, Upanishads, and ancient texts. It progresses through various historical periods, ultimately culminating during the British colonial rule in India.

Nehru's work in "The Discovery of India" is highly regarded and considered one of the finest writings on Indian history. Through his book, he presents a broad and deep view of India's past and its vibrant cultural heritage.

The influence of Nehru's book extended beyond literature, as it inspired the creation of the television series "Bharat Ek Khoj" in 1988. The TV series was based on the content of "The Discovery of India" and further brought the rich historical and cultural tapestry of India to a wider audience.

Jawaharlal Nehru was not only a political leader and the first Prime Minister of independent India, but he was also a prolific writer. In addition to "The Discovery of India," he authored other notable works, including "Glimpses of World History" and his autobiography, "Toward Freedom."

Nehru's contributions to India's freedom struggle, his efforts to establish a secular and inclusive nation, and his commitment to fighting against caste discrimination have left a lasting impact on the country. For his exceptional leadership and dedication to the nation, he was awarded the Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian award, in 1955.
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Penguin India
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 656 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0143031031
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0143031031
Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru was a prominent Indian political leader, freedom fighter, and statesman. He played a crucial role in India's struggle for independence from British rule and later became the first Prime Minister of independent India. Born on November 14, 1889, in Allahabad (now Prayagraj) to Motilal Nehru and Swarup Rani Nehru, he was immersed in a family with a strong political background.

Nehru's commitment to the Indian independence movement was evident from a young age, and he actively participated in various nationalist activities. He was deeply influenced by the ideas of Mahatma Gandhi, who became his mentor and guide. As a leader of the Indian National Congress, Nehru advocated for civil disobedience and non-violent protests to challenge British rule.

Following India's independence on August 15, 1947, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru assumed office as the first Prime Minister of the country. He played a crucial role in shaping India's policies and institutions, laying the foundation for a democratic and secular nation. Nehru's vision for a modern and industrialized India led to the initiation of several significant economic and social reforms.

As a statesman, Nehru also played an essential role on the international stage, advocating for peace, non-alignment, and disarmament. He was one of the key founders of the Non-Aligned Movement, which aimed to maintain India's independence and neutrality during the Cold War.

Apart from his political contributions, Jawaharlal Nehru was known for his affection and love for children. In honor of his birthday, November 14 is celebrated as Children's Day in India, a day dedicated to promoting the welfare and rights of children.

Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru's leadership, vision, and commitment to the nation continue to inspire generations of Indians. He passed away on May 27, 1964, leaving behind a legacy that remains an integral part of India's history and identity.

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