- Paperback: 656 pages
- Publisher: Penguin India (2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0143063693
- ISBN-13: 978-0143063698
- Average Customer Review: 232 customer reviews
The Discovery Of India Paperback – 2010
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I can say Nehru was a genius and there is no doubt about it once one reads this book. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this. It's a huge book around 700 pages.
This book will definitely shape the way we think about India and also life as such, since there is also lot of philosophy inthis book. This book would move you emotionally. 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. It shows us how advanced a civilization indians were, when compared to the Greeks or Romans. What were the contributions of India to the world. It also tells us where and how we failed in the modern times and tries to explain what we need to do to reclaim that glory. This book touches everything from the harrappa mohenjodaro times to the time just before we got independence. This book combines history, philosophy and a little bit of biography as well. This book also discusses the problems faced by India, including that of partition and also the world issues. It discusses the possible solutions to it.
The epilogue is so poetic, emotional and beautiful, that it almost made me cry and I didn't want the book to end.
This book deserves to be read more than once and should be read by every Indian. I would definitely do that.
I bought the kindle version and did a lot of looking up of different historical places,things,people,religion,names,geography,races,castes,facts....it was a adventure.
Not reading this book 20 years ago is the only regret I have - but maybe when I was 15 I would not have really understood Panditji’s perspective as I do now.
He has touched upon the history of India since the age of Vedas/Upanishads, coming of Aryans, Mughal Empire and finally the British empire. He has very beautifully narrated the social, religious and economical structure of India since the beginning and effect of each dominion India has witnessed on each of these aspects. He had also written about the role of science and religion, war and its effects, capitalism, internationalism, need for industrial revolution, socialism, democracy and number of other things. This book also give glimpses about working of Congress and its relationship with Gandhiji on several critical matters.
It’s a very good book to understand the views of Pt Nehru on several contemporary issues as well as his ideas about India and the world.
One must get clearly and deeply into this book to understand his real history.