Letters from a Father to His Daughter

Letters from a Father to His Daughter (English, Hardcover, Nehru Jawaharlal)

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Letters from a Father to His Daughter  (English, Hardcover, Nehru Jawaharlal)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Hardcover
    • Publisher: Penguin Random House India
    • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
    • ISBN: 9780670058167, 9780670058167
    • Pages: 176
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    Letters From A Father To His Daughter contains a series of letters written by Jawaharlal Nehru in 1928, to his then 10 year old daughter, Indira.

    Summary Of The Book

    The 30 letters in Letters From A Father To His Daughter, were written by Nehru in the summer of 1928, when Indira was in Mussoorie, and he was in Allahabad. To make up for his absence, he wrote these letters. He wanted to make his daughter aware of her circumstances, of her environment. Nehru’s intention was to nurture Indira’s young and impressionable mind with an unprejudiced view of history, as well as the current state of affairs.

    In these letters, Nehru takes up a variety of topics. He discusses natural history, the beginning of the earth, and evolution. He talks about the varied races of the world, the genetic make-up, the differences in communities, and races, how these races were formed, and why people look different.

    Nehru also touches upon the topic of civilizations. He discusses the ancient civilizations, the great cities of ancient times, the origin of language and religion, the growth of mankind, and the changes in religion and its current manifestations. Nehru also elaborately discusses the history of India, the Ramayana, the Mahabharata, and the great kings of the past and their kingdoms.

    The topics of economics, trade, and travel were also tackled by Nehru. He wanted Indira to have an empathetic view towards the world, its conflicts and woes. He also touched upon topics like division of labour, problems of the peasants, and the economically deprived.

    The letters show Nehru’s love for nature, for people, for history, and also show his overwhelming desire to cultivate the same in his daughter. As Indira Gandhi says in the introduction, these letters were instrumental in arousing in her an interest in people, and concern for them.

    These letters written by Jawaharlal Nehru to his daughter contain priceless guidance, advice and information given by a loving father to his daughter.

    About Jawaharlal Nehru

    Jawaharlal Nehru was the first Prime Minister of India. Nehru is not just remembered as the man who played a prominent role in India’s freedom struggle, and shaped the government of independent India, but also as a writer.

    Jawaharlal Nehru has written many books which include The Discovery Of India, Autobiography: Toward Freedom, Glimpses of World History, Mahatma Gandhi, An Autobiography With Musings On Recent Events In India, and others.

    Jawaharlal Nehru was born in Allahabad in 1889. He completed his education in Cambridge University, and became a lawyer. Nehru returned home in 1912, and began his career as a lawyer. Being a strong Nationalist from his youth, Nehru could not be kept away from the freedom struggle for long. His association with the Indian National Congress began in 1919, and he became its President in 1929. Nehru also drafted the Indian Declaration of Independence. Gandhi’s ardent follower, Nehru played a very significant role in India’s freedom. After the country’s independence, Nehru became its first Prime Minister. He served the country as the Prime Minister for 17 years. Jawaharlal Nehru died in office in 1964, at the age of 74.

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    • Jawaharlal Nehru was born on 14 November 1889 at Allahabad and educated in England at Harrow and Cambridge. In 1912, he 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 three renowned books -- An Autobiography, Glimpses of World History and The Discovery of India -- have acquired the status of classics.
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    • 222 mm
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    • 138 mm
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    genius

    must reaD FOR ALL.... not because the author is a renowned person but because he is as passionate father as any local fella. thriving for hher daughter to know more and more about all that exists...talking to her and nurturing her.
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    A Book Worth Buying

    Without any prejudices , it is uncanny to do anything especially now-a-days.

    Don't associate any political ideology with this book , then the title will be meddled with orgulousness.
    The epistolary man of letters,Nehruji, wrote it for doting daughter during his incarceration.
    It will be an amazing read for my niece as it was for me years back.
    But this books comprises of colorful pictures , maps, and much more.Kids will like it for sure.

    As always Flipkart's delivery and price is commendable.
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    Great Read

    This is one of the books I have really loved. This book contains 30 letters. These letters were written to Indira Gandhi by Jawahar Lal Nehru when Indira Gandhi was hardly ten years old. The most fascinating part is that one of the greatest statesman of his time could write in very simple language that a child can understand without picking dictionary even once. All 30 letters are arranged in continuum and tells about the journey of man from its evolution to this time. In these letters Nehru ...
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    A good book for 12 year old kid (only).

    This book is interesting and it can be given as a gift to somebody. But the book is not for any adult or any teenager because things written in it can be easily learned in geography and history class. I read this book when was in late teen age therefore book didn't impressed me much. But again a 12 yr or below kid will like this book
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    Excellent

    Letters from a Father to His daughter is a lovely book. Lucidly written. It's a must read. Service by flipkart as usual impeccable. Thank you!
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    Beautifully Written!

    It is an amazing book to start with, basically for beginners who aren't much into reading books. You'll absolutely appreciate how JLN explained the complex processes in simple words along with hidden morals to his 10-years-old daughter, that too in letters. To be honest, I am a grown up and I had never completed any novel in my life before I read this book. At first, I thought it's kind of childish and I should read more mature books like the Vinci Code etc but when I started it, I kind of lo...
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    Brilliant

    A great book. Today I got this book and finished reading it. This book is the latest version wherein Ms. Priyanka Gandhi has written a foreword. I am so happy that I have received a hardbind copy of the book. I suggest parents to read this book first. Because message of parenting is hidden somewhere. It teaches how you can transfer knowledge to the next generation and that too through words and wisdom.
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    Good choice

    in good condition and packing was good too. Thank you for best price and quick delivery.
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    GREAT BOOK

    I had brought thus book for project work. But after I started to read the book, I just fell in love with it.
    Jawaharlal Neheru wrote these letters to Indira Gandhi when she was just 10. He describes how the world was created, how religions, countries and races came etc. in this book. It's a perfect gifting option for young teenagers. And thanks to FLIPKART for the great discount on the great book.
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    A Lucid Overview

    I am still reading it. But as far as I have read it, I have found Pandit Nehru explain complicated concepts into simple lucid and understandable way. He even gave a big picture to look at various social phenomena and have outrightly resisted any chauvinism or prejudices. I have to admit that I still haven't finished the book. But I can say that It is a wonderful read for any growing up kid.
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