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Glimpses of world history : being further letters to his daughter, written in prison, and containing a rambling account of history for young people

Author: Jawaharlal Nehru
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : The John Day Company, [1942]
Edition/Format:   Book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"On New Year's Day, 1931, Jawaharlal Nehru began a remarkable series of letters on the history of the world to his daughter, Indira [Ghandi], then thirteen years old. Over the next thirty months, Nehru wrote nearly two hundred letters in this series, which were later published as Glimpses of World History. With its panoramic sweep and its gripping narrative flow, all the more remarkable for being written in prison
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Genre/Form: History
Juvenile works
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Juvenile literature
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Nehru, Jawaharlal, 1889-1964.
Glimpses of world history.
New York, N.Y. : The John Day Company, [1942]
(OCoLC)560804585
Named Person: Indira Gandhi; Jawaharlal Nehru
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jawaharlal Nehru
OCLC Number: 1105614
Notes: "Revised, to a considerable extent rewritten, and brought up to date to the end of 1938 by the author."--Foreword.
"First American edition."
Description: xvi p., 1 ℓ., 993 p. : ill. (maps) ; 22 cm.
Responsibility: [by] Jawaharlal Nehru, with 50 maps by J.F. Horrabin.

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"On New Year's Day, 1931, Jawaharlal Nehru began a remarkable series of letters on the history of the world to his daughter, Indira [Ghandi], then thirteen years old. Over the next thirty months, Nehru wrote nearly two hundred letters in this series, which were later published as Glimpses of World History. With its panoramic sweep and its gripping narrative flow, all the more remarkable for being written in prison where Nehru had no recourse to reference books or a library, Glimpses of World History covers the rise and fall of empires and civilizations from Greece and Rome to China and West Asia; great figures such as Ashoka and Genghis Khan, Gandhi and Lenin; wars and revolutions, democracies and dictatorships. An enduring classic, this book is dazzling testimony to the breadth of Nehru's world view, his grasp of the lessons of history, and of the forces and personalities that shape it" - publisher, 2004 reprint.

Written from prison, where he had no recourse to reference books or a library but his personal notes, Glimpses of World History contains the history of humankind from 6000 BCE to the time of writing of the book.

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