About The Book
The Discovery of India was written by India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru. The book, Discovery of India, was written by Nehru when he was imprisoned in 1942-1946 at Ahmednagar in the Ahmednagar fort. This book is a product of Nehru's four years of solitude time in prison and his love for the country. Being one of the most respected books in country coming from one of the most respected national leaders and freedom fighters, this book shows to the world the greatness of the nation India.
Jawaharlal Nehru was imprisoned for his participation in one of the freedom movements during the British Era of India-Quit India movement. Upon spending his time in jail for revolting against British government, Nehru decided to utilize his time in creating a book. The book speaks of the rich tradition, history, culture and philosophy of India, from the eyes of a patriotic Indian fighting for the country's freedom. in this book, Nehru argues that India is a historic nation and so it has every right to remain independent.
Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru attempts to study the history of India by starting from the Indus Valley Civilization. Nehru then moves on to cover the country's history from the arrival of Aryans till the rule of India by the British Empire. Jawaharlal Nehru says that India in the past was governed with peace and harmony prevailing and after the interruption of outside forces the society got corrupted. He also explains in depth about the philosophies of India.
Pouring his love and affection for the country and using his knowledge about its history, Nehru crafted an elegant collection of the values of his country. The edition is published in paperback, on 1st February, 2008.
- The book was written when Nehru was imprisoned for the Quit India movement.
- The 53-episodes television series Bharat Ek Khoj is based on this book.