The Discovery of India Author:Jawaharlal Nehru, Robert I. Crane (Editor) In 1944, when he was a prisoner in Ahmadnager Fort prison, Jawaharlal Nehru wrote this history of India to explain, to himself as well as others, "What is this India? What did she represent in the past? Does she represent anything vital now? How does she fit into the modern world?" - questions which have become increa... more »singly important to all of us with each year since the book first appeared.
His story begins 2000 or more years before Christ and continues to the moment of liberation in 1945 when India seemed to be promised a new future. It touches on every aspect of Indian life - religiion and philosophy, the caste system, art, literature, science, conquest, population problems, modern politics, the challenge of the future - all seen through the eyes of an outstanding Westernized Indian who is perhaps more inextricably linked to his country than any other man of his time.« less