The Discovery of India, Paperback
4 out of 5 (1 rating)


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 656 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books India Pvt Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Asian history
  • ISBN: 9780143031031



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This is a fascinating book. First off, I must say that the writing style is extremely fluid, and easy to follow. I also like the way in which Nehru has been injecting his own insights into India's development through the ages. It does give some insight into Nehru the man. His references to Jinnah as "Mr Jinnah" also, to me, give an indication of the formality of their relationship. He was clearly not a great admirer of Jinnah. Neither was he a great admirer of the British, and the way in which they pillaged India for their own economic gains. The book, while being extremely interesting from an academic perspective with regards to India's ancient history, is much more fascinating in the way that it gives an insight into the times that Nehru lived in. History, seen from the eyes of a person who played such an influential role in shaping it, is truly fascinating. I was thoroughly engrossed during the reading of this book, so much so that I could not lift my nose from the pages!