Jawaharlal Nehru death anniversary: Books by India's first Prime Minister that you must add to your reading list
Jawaharlal Nehru, India’s first and longest-serving Prime Minister, breathed his last on May 27, 1964. Also known as the Architect of Modern India, Nehru’s ideology and values always guide our actions and conscience even after 58 years of his passing.
He is one of the most well-known figures in Indian independence history. Nehru was not only a brilliant leader but also a well-known novelist whose timeless books are regarded to have made a vital literary contribution.
On the death anniversary of the first Prime Minister of India, here are some books that you must add to your reading list.
The Discovery of India
This book, written in a prison cell, is a conflicted yet determined mind’s exploration of his past. It is the acceptance of one’s country’s flaws, not with helplessness and self-pity, but with responsibility, hope, and action.
Glimpses of World History
Glimpses of World History is a narrative of the world’s history over the centuries and eras. This book is a collection of letters written by Jawaharlal Nehru to his daughter Indira during his three-year imprisonment in various Indian prisons. The letters were intended to give her a taste of the world and its history.
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India and the World
Throughout his life, Jawaharlal Nehru’s writings have demonstrated a keen interest in global affairs and India’s status in the world. He understood that a nation can never be completely independent and that for India to truly advance as a country, it must make a mark in world affairs. Nehru would write to chief ministers and other cabinet ministers about decolonization processes around the world, lessons India could learn from other countries, and possible ways to foster cooperation and resist established power structures in international politics, all while explaining his core foreign policy. In India and the World, Nehru offers an intriguing and unexpectedly opportune view of how India may face global heavyweights.
Other books by Nehru that you should not miss are:
Hindustan Ki Kahani
Don’t Spare Me Shankar
Jammu and Kashmir 1949-1964
Letters from a Father to His Daughter
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