by : Satish Kumar

ISBN 81-7977-177-6

pp. : 166 + x

Price : Rs. 65.00 (for Individuals)
        :  Rs. 125.00 (for Libraries)

Jawaharlal Nehru, the maker of modern India and an ardent freedom fighter, was endowed with a visionary and poetic temperament, artistic and literary sensibility, and keen aesthetic and intellectual perception. One of the foremost thinkers, statesmen, orators, internationalists and pacificts, Nehru was a writer par excellence in Indian English Literature. As a writer of historical prose he stands unrivaled in the entire range of Indian English prose. The Discovery of India is not a picturesque and romanticized presentation of India's glorious past but an intellectual, dispassionate, unbiased and balanced recordation of India's long journey through the ages. An attempt has been made here in this book to present various aspects of Jawaharlal Nehru as a writer before the students of Indian English literature.

List of Contents :

Jawaharlal Nehru: His Life and Works
Jawaharlal Nehru's Contribution to Indian English Literature
Nehru's Art of Autobiography Writing
Nehru's Prose Style
Nehru as a Thinker
A General Estimate of Nehru as a Writer : His Achievements and Place in Literature
Time and Ocassion of The Discovery of India
Summary of The Discovery of India
Annotations and Explanations of Important Passages
The Discovery of India: An Appreciation
Cultural and Racial Synthesis in India
What is Hinduism?

Chronology of Important Dates
Important Questions and Answers

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