Nehru was one of the most prominent freedom fighter, whom Mahatma Gandhi referred as his soul. It is a fictional work that takes the story of the Mahabharata, the epic of Hindu mythology, and recasts and resets it in the context of the Indian Independence Movement and the first three decades post-independence. In terms of reservations, I know enough about Gandhi to forgo Nehru's boundless praise, and our all too similar suspicion of religion is too final on his side for me to draw from. What none of them, nor the publisher, have pointed out is that these books were culled from hundreds of letters that Nehru wrote to his daughter, Indira Gandhi , then in her teens and early twenties. Nehru has a very engaging style and he was a very intelligent man who felt quite passionately about India. That, for our individual selves, has been some achievement. This book touches everything from the harrappa mohenjodaro times to the time just before we got independence.
A number of reviewers have noted that Discovery of India and Glimpses of World History were written during the years Nehru languished in British custody for sedition and civil disobedience. And Jawaharlal Nehru tries to establish that anchorage. For example, the Jewish community puts a lot of stress on teaching their history to their young generation and that is the reason they dominate the whole world. His narration of history and knowledge about India is excellent. I am unsure if we have even tried, or are trying to bridge this divide today. Yes No --By A Customer on October 23, 1998 About the Author About the Author: Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru is the first Prime Minister of India. To acknowledge the shortcomings of a book written by a patriot and still looking beyond it to know the value it provided is important for this book.
His daughter, Indira Gandhi, became prime minister two years after his death. But Discovery of India combines that with the visions of the author, so here we are enlightened by the knowledge on the culture and tradition on India and at the same time, we are not going to be starved of our enthusiasm. This book did make me realise that India, the way we know it, in its present form, with our complete southern and northeastern frontiers was envisioned by this man. The story of Discovery of India begins from prehistory to the last years of British colonial rule; some of the greatest heroes of India are mentioned. There are terrifying glimpses of dark corridors which seem to lead back to primeval night, but also there is the fullness and warmth of the day about her. If the books seem romanticized, that is why. The opening pages are enough to assure the reader of that.
From This one is for the cricket lovers. I also wish to correct a typographical error in the 2nd paragraph, in the sentence having a parenthesis. It is really impossible to capture the overall essence of the book in few paragraphs of this review. At least that what my heart said when I knew while reading, the small little problems of this book. The India glimmers and fades - reappearing every time Nehru takes an unbiased look back and disappearing every time he turns his gaze eagerly to the present.
One was epigraphy stone carvings , which is brief to the point about donations of land and victories in battles. My grandfather was a part of the quit India movement. Το ατύχημα έγκειται ότι στην βιβλιογραφία είναι Έλληνες αυτοί που ιστοριογράφησαν αιώνες Ινδικής ιστορίας όπου δίχως αυτούς θα ήταν κενοί, σχήμα οξύμωρο αν θες να μειώσεις την επιρροή τους θα έλεγα. They were not intended for publication. I will let my earlier stand. I cannot possible do justice review in a few words this great book and I am not capable enough to review such a great work as this. The glory of the Indian civilization, can never be equaled in any way by the modern society of our country.
The future historians of England will have to consider how far England's decline from her proud eminence was due to her imperialism and racialism, which corrupted her public life and made her forget the lessons of her own history and literature. The divisional hierarchy, the economic divide between the rich and the poor has not succumbed. These books are far more than an intellectual exploration of Indian and world history; they were the seeds from which modern Indian history grew. They were in search of a new city where they could start a life together. It is a flaw that continues to affect hundreds of my concepts of countries and cultures, of course, but my building of an contextualized cathedral of India was especially disturbing in how often I across one thing that i head learned about as another. This book was also produced as an award-winning television series by Shyam Benegal. Applicable only once per customer.
To know and understand India one has to travel far in time and space, to forget It is but folly for me to attempt to review a book so close to my heart. Τρίτο, και φαρμακερό, το ότι δεν γράφανε ιστορία, πολύ συχνά υπήρχε σύγχυση μεταξύ μύθου και ιστορίας, το Μαχαμπαράτα το σημαντικότερο Ινδικό έπος θεωρείται, μεταξύ αστείου και σοβαρού, ιστορία, και όχι μύθος. Others of a later age will judge. To get the larger image which it formed of India's past and identity was the most intricate of works. The most fascinating thing is, having the chance to read this book now, with clear accords of Nehru and his India at our disposal, and India further ahead, and I must say, he adhered to his ideas without pretexts, with a progressive outlook even by modern standards.
This might constitute a discovery if the conjectures prove out, but we will most likely have to wait until 2015, when Voyager I is expected to encounter and hence, discover the Heliopause. One might sense a tinge of self-glorification during this part of the book but that can be forgiven for the honesty and self-realisation of his failings on the part of the writer. In the era where people blindly ape the west, this book tries to take us to our roots just what the title of the book says. Sometimes a vague sense of uneasiness films them at a seeming contradiction between their domestic and colonial policy, between their professions and practice, but, considering themselves above all as practical men of common sense, they sternly repress all these stirrings of conscience. To ignore all this Nevertheless, we cannot just disrupt and hope for something better without having some vision of the future we are working for, however vague that vision may be. I hope to never get used to the feeling that I am yet again not paying yet another country their due.
This book is an outcome of his rigorous study of India. It may be said that a great part of the costs of transition to industrialism in western Europe were paid for by India, China, and other countries, whose economy was dominated by the European powers. Amazon directly handles delivery, customer service and returns. We become prisoners of the past p 7 5 The highest truths of a civilization disowned them with impunity whenever questions of national self-interests was involves p 351 6 Become an occident in your spirit of equality, freedom. The epilogue is so poetic, emotional and beautiful, that it almost made me cry and I didn't want the book to end.
More interested in politics than law, he was impressed by Mohandas K. One of modern day's most articulate statesmen, Jawaharlal Nehru wrote a on a wide variety of subjects. And in those moments national mind runs the risk of getting overwhelmed; it craves for an anchorage, a civilisational aspiration. Most of my knowledge of Indian history comes for stories of grandparents and parents not from skewed history lessons from the lens of a warrior in battle. Nehru writes with optimism and a pinch of rationalism.