Glimpses of World History

Glimpses of World History (English, Paperback, Nehru Jawaharlal)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Penguin
    • Genre: History
    • ISBN: 9780143031055, 0143031058
    • Pages: 1196
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    Glimpses Of World History is a collection of 196 letters written by Nehru, to his daughter, Indira, where he tells her a great deal about world history.

    Summary Of The Book

    Glimpses Of World History was written by Nehru in 1934, which provides the readers a panoramic sweep of history, comprising 196 letters in total. These letters were written from a number of prisons in British India from 1930 to 1933. The sole objective of these letters was to introduce Nehru’s daughter, Indira, to world history. In his first letter, Nehru tells Indira about his sadness at being unable to send her any material gift from prison. He goes on to tell her that he would give her something he could afford, which was a series of letters, straight from his heart.

    Since these letters were written during his time in prison, Nehru didn’t have access to any reference books, but only his personal notes. Through the course of this book, he covers the history of mankind from 6000 BC till the time he wrote this book. He tells the readers about the rise and fall of large civilizations and empires from Rome, Greece, West Asia, and China. He also throws light on several renowned historical figures such as Genghis Khan, Vladimir Lenin, Mohandas K. Gandhi, and Ashoka. One of his chapters talks about Genghis Khan and the Mongol invasion in a way that is against major European views of that time. He mentions that Genghis was, without doubt, history’s greatest military genius and leader, considering Alexander and Caesar petty before Genghis.

    He wrote about several cultures in detail, as he wasn’t in favor of the current way history was taught at school. Owing to the fact that history teaching at school revolved only around a particular country, he wrote about world history to his daughter, to help her understand why people did what they did. These letters have been written in an informal manner, packed with contemporary as well as personal experiences.

    About Jawaharlal Nehru

    Jawaharlal Nehru was an author and India’s first Prime Minister.

    Nehru has written Letters From A Father To His Daughter, Jawaharlal Nehru: An Autobiography, Selected Works Of Jawaharlal Nehru, and Nehru’s India: Select Speeches.

    Nehru was born on 14th November, 1889, in Allahabad, British India. He studied at Harrow, one of England’s leading schools. He then went to obtain an honors degree in natural science from Trinity College, Cambridge, in October 1907. Nehru also studied Law at the Inns of Court School of Law. He was the fore leader of the Indian Independence Movement, under the guidance of Mahatma Gandhi. Nehru was India’s Prime Minister from 15th August 1947, to the day of his death in office on 27th May, 1964.

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    • 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 Indias struggle for freedom from British colonial rule, and then, as prime minister of independent India for seventeen years, went on to shape the nations 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 three most renowned booksAn Autobiography, Glimpses of World History and The Discovery of Indiahave acquired the status of classics, and are all published by Penguin.
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    A must have collection

    The book contains amazing information. The language is clear and simple. The dates are not accurate because Nehru wrote this book in jail where he had no library or source to review his notes. It is actually collection of letters written by him to Indira Gandhi. I appreciate his work.
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    Just wow!

    First of all delivery was superfast by Flipkart.second is that this is the Magnum Opus of Nehru's intellect.. wonderful book a must read for everyone in world.
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    Nice product

    Good book and lots of information about history in a simple English language.
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    Terrific

    When you have the New York Times quoting 'Nehru makes HG Wells look singularly insular', then probably the book doesn't require another review!
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    Awesome

    Very good book for kids
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    Just wow!

    Must have book
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    Excellent Book

    A panoramic sweep of the human history. This book brings out Nehru's deep understanding of the history of humankind and world affairs. Highly recommended for History lovers.
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    great book

    fantastic book by Pt. Nehru......compact ancient world history..but modern world history in vast detail......not mere factual story but great analysis and still much left for reader's thinking....didn't try to impose his ideas but has given a new outlook to world history.....although a very big book bt very much interesting....and not to say, in very easy language
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    Informative

    i first want to appreciate the service that was provided by flipcart.. It is excelent and very fast..

    as the name itself suggest, it gives only the glimpse of world's history. if you are searching for a book that gives a highlight of the back history, this is what you should purchase.
    The book dont gives the exact describation of history, as while writing the letters the author was in jail and didnt had proper and sufficient source of books but yet it is best if you want to have merely an i...
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    A masterpiece

    This book is a living proof of Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru's knowledge in the world history.Till now I have spotted a single error in which he mentions that Sanghamitra was King Ashoka's Sister.However this small glitch cannot dampen the fact that this single book gives an insight to the entire world's history in a lucid manner. You can read it not just for knowledge accumulation but the simple reason of appreciating our wonderful and at the same time strange past.It gives an insight to nationalism ...
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    Questions and Answers
    Q:is the date is accurate in this book
    A:Reading history just for dates and events isn't a good way to understand the past. This is a great book for many reasons — it gives an idea of the period gone by, of India and the world with accuracy.
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    Q:is it also available in hindi?
    A:No
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    Q:does the book comprised of thick pages as in the previous edition.?????or the page quality changed??
    A:not much ..But it's very Lightweight compare to other.
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