Jawaharlal Nehru's The Discovery of India - Abridged Edition

Jawaharlal Nehru's The Discovery of India - Abridged Edition

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Author: Jawaharlal Nehru
Editor(s): C D Narasimhaiah
Publisher: Indian Council for Cultural Relations
Year: 1991
Language: English
Pages: 283
ISBN/UPC (if available): N/A


Is The Discovery of India a revolutionary leader's instrument of propaganda for international consumption or, as is customary with all of Jawaharlal Nehru's writing whether it is an autobiography or glimpses of world History, a product of inner compulsion? We know Nehru wrote his autobiography, if one may say so, to clarify himself to himself and possibly, if he ever thought consciously of an audience, to reach his own countrymen and countrywomen.

This book was written by author in Ahmadnagar Fort prison during the five months, April to September, 1944. some of his colleagues in prison were good enough to read the manuscript and make a number of valuable suggestions. On revising the book in prison he took advantage of these suggestions and made some additions. No one, he need hardly add, is responsible for what. But it was privilege for him to live in close contact with men of outstanding ability and culture and a wide human outlook which even the passions of the moment did not obscure.


Editor's Preface

Editor's Introduction


Ahmadnagar Fort

Badenweiler: Lausanne

The Quest

The Discovery of India

Through The Ages

New Problems

The Last Phase (1)

The Last Phase (2)

The Last Phase (3)

Ahmadnagar Fort Again