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Publisher:Penguin Books
Published In:2004
ISBN-10:0670058017
ISBN-13:9780670058013
Binding Type:Hardback
Weight:2.34 lbs
Pages:pp. xiv + 642, Index

is written by Jawaharlal Nehru. The publisher of this title is Penguin Books.

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About the Book

Indian History ive Months When Jawaharlal Nehru was imprisoned in the Ahmadnagar Fort, The Discovery of India has acquired the status of a classic since it was first published in 1946. In this work of prodigious scope and scholarship, one of the greatest figures of Indian History unfolds the panorama of the country's rich and complex past, from prehistory to the last years of British colonial rule. Analysing texts like the Vedas and the Arthashastra, and personalities like the Buddha and Mahatma Gandhi. Nehru brings alive an ancient culture that has seen the flowering of the world's great traditions of philosophy, Science and art, and almost all its major religions.

Nehru's brilliant intellect, deep humanity and lucid style make The Discovery of India essential reading for anyone interested in India, both its past and its present.

About the Author

Jawaharlal Nehru was born on 14 November, 1889 at Allahabad and educated in England, at Harrow and Cambridge. In 1912, Nehru returned home to play a central role in India's struggle for freedom from British colonial rule, and then, as prime minister of independent India for seventeen years, went on to shape the nation's future as a modern, secular and democratic state. He died in office, on 27 May, 1964. Visionary and idealist, scholar and statesman of international stature, Nehru was also an outstanding writer. His two most renowned books - An Autobiography and The Discovery of India - have acquired the status of classics, and are published by Viking.

Contents

Foreword to the 2004 Edition
Foreword
Preface

Chap. I : AHMADNAGAR FORT :
1. Twenty Months
2. Famine
3. The War for Democracy
4. Time in Prison : The Urge to Action
5. The Past in its Relation to the Present
6. Life's Philosophy
7. The Burden of the Past

Chap. II : BADENWEILER, LAUSANNE :
1. Kamala :
2. Our Marriage and After
3. The Problem of Human Relationships
4. Christmas 1935
5. Death Mussolini; Return

Chap. III : THE QUEST :
1. The Panorama of India's Past
2. Nationalism and Internationalism
3. India's Strength arid Weakness
4. The Search for India
5. 'Bharat Mata'
6. The Variety and Unity of India
7. Travelling through India
8. General Elections
9. The Culture of the Masses
10. Two Lives

Chap. IV : THE DISCOVERY OF INDIA :
1. The Indus Valley Civilization
2. The Coming of the Aryans
3. What is Hinduism?
4. The Earliest Records, Scripture and Mythology
5. The Vedas
6. The Acceptance and the Negation of Life
7. Synthesis and Adjustment. The Beginnings of the Caste System
8. The Continuity of Indian Culture
9. The Upanishads
10. The Advantages and Disadvantages of an Individualistic Philosophy
11. Materialism
12. The Epics. History, Tradition, and Myth
13. The Mahabharata
14. The Bhagavad Gita
15. Life and Work in Ancient India
16. Mahavira and Buddha : Caste
17. Chandragupta and Chanakya : The Maurya Empire Established
18. The Organization of the State
19. Buddha's Teaching
20. The Buddha Story
21. Ashoka

Chap. V : THROUGH THE AGES :
1. Nationalism and Imperialism under the Guptas
2. South India
3. Peaceful Development and Methods of Warfare
4. India's Urge to Freedom
5. Progress versus Security
6. India and Iran
7. India and Greece
8. The Old Indian Theatre
9. Vitality and Persistence of Sanskrit
10. Buddhist Philosophy
11. Effect of Buddhism on Hinduism
12. How did Hinduism Absorb Buddhism in India?
13. The Indian Philosophical Approach
14. The Six Systems of Philosophy
15. India and China
16. Indian Colonies and Culture in South-East Asia
17. The Influence of Indian Art Abroad
18. Old Indian Art
19. India's Foreign Trade
20. Mathematics in Ancient India
21. Growth and Decay

Chap. VI : NEW PROBLEMS :
1. The Arabs and the Mongols
2. The Flowering of Arab Culture and Contacts with India
3. Mahmud of Ghazni and the Afghans
4. The Indo-Afghans. South India. Vijayanagar. Babar. Sea Power
5. Synthesis and Growth of Mixed Culture. Purdah. Kabir. Guru Nanak. Amir Khusrau
6. The Indian Social Structure. Importance of the Group
7. Village Self-Government. The Shukra Nitisara
8. The Theory and Practice of Caste. The Joint Family
9. Babar and Akbar : The Process of Indianization
10. The Contrast between Asia and Europe in Mechanical Advance and Creative Energy
11. Development of a Common Culture
12. Aurungzeb Puts the Clock Back. Growth of Hindu Nationalism. Shivaji
13. The Marathas and the British Struggle for Supremacy. Triumph of the British
14. The Backwardness of India and the Superiority of the English in Organization and Technique
15. Ranjit Singh and jai Singh
16. The Economic Background of India : The Two Englands

Chap. VII : THE LAST PHASE (1) : CONSOLIDATION OF BRITISH RULE AND RISE OF NATIONALIST MOVEMENT :
1. The Ideology of Empire. The New Caste
2. The Plunder of Bengal Helps the Industrial Revolution in England
3. The Destruction of India's Industry and the Decay of Her Agriculture
4. India Becomes for the First Time a Political and Economic Appendage of Another Country
5. The Growth of the Indian States System
6. Contradictions of British Rule in India. Ram Mohan Roy. The Press. Sir William Jones. English Education in Bengal
7. The Great Revolt of 1857. Racialism
8. The Techniques of British Rule : Balance and Counterpoise
9. Growth of Industry : Provincial Differences
10. Reform and Other Movements among Hindus and Muslims
11. Kemal Pasha. Nationalism in Asia. Iqbal
12. Heavy Industry Begins. Tilak and Gokhale. Separate Electorates

Chap. VIII : THE LAST PHASE (2) : NATIONALISM VERSUS IMPERIALISM :
1. Helplessness of the Middle Classes. Gandhi Comes
2. The Congress Becomes a Dynamic Organization under Gandhi's Leadership
3. Congress Governments in the Provinces
4. Indian Dynamism versus British Conservatism in India
5. The Question of Minorities. The Muslim League : Mr M.A. Jinnah
6. The National Planning Committee
7. The Congress and Industry : Big Industry versus Cottage Industry
8. Government Checks Industrial Growth. War Production is Diversion from Normal Production

Chap. IX : THE LAST PHASE (3): WORLD WAR II :
1. The Congress Develops a Foreign Policy
2. The Congress Approach to War
3. Reaction to War
4. Another Congress Offer and its Rejection by the British Government. Mr. Winston Churchill
5. Individual Civil Disobedience
6. After Pearl Harbour. Gandhi and Non-Violence
7. Tension
8. Sir Stafford Cripps Comes to India
9. Frustration
10. The Challenge : Quit India Resolution

Chap. X : AHMADNAGAR FORT AGAIN :
1. The Chain of Happening
2. The Two Backgrounds : Indian and British
3. Mass Upheavals and their Suppression
4. Reactions Abroad
5. Reactions in India
6. India's Sickness : Famine
7. India's Dynamic Capacity
8. India's Growth Arrested
9. Religion, Philosophy, and Science
10. The Importance of the National Idea. Changes Necessary in India
11. India : Partition or Strong National State or Centre of Supra-national State?
12. Realism and Geopolitics. World Conquest or World Association. The U.S.A. and the U.S.S.R.
13. Freedom and Empire 611 The Problem of Population. Falling Birth-Rates and National Decay
14. The Modern Approach to an Old Problem

Postscript : Allahabad 29th December 1945

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