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Glimpses of World History is a compilation of letters written by Jawaharlal Nehru to his daughter Indira Gandhi. Jawaharlal Nehru, who served as the first Prime Minister of Independent India, was a visionary in the truest sense of the word. This edition of the book was published by Penguin India on the 7th of May, 2004. The letters were written when Pandit Nehru was incarcerated by the then British government for leading the independence struggle for India.

Jawaharlal Nehru was a dominant figure in Indian politics for the better half of the 20th century. His journey was full of milestones from leading India�s freedom movement to be anointed as the first Prime Minister of India. He was a prolific author and wrote a few of the best known literary works defining pre and post-independence India. His book, The Discovery of India, is a modern classic that covers the history of India from the coming of the Aryans to the struggle for independence under the British government.

The long letters penned from various prison cells from around India by Jawaharlal Nehru to his 13-year old daughter form the core of the book. These letters were meant to introduce his daughter to human history as Nehru envisioned it. He penned these letters without the aid of a library or reference books. The topics covered are expansive and cover historically significant events that occurred from 6000 BC to the time the book was written. He wrote about the rise and fall of empires and civilisations from Rome and Greece to China and West Asia. The letters were written rather informally, as they were addressed to his daughter. Some of them contain personal references and snippets about his life in prison. It was probably the first expansive view of world history from a non-Euro centric angle.

The letters in the Glimpses of World History has been extensively read and researched upon by luminaries since it was first compiled in form of a book. A New York times review stated that Nehru made even an author like H.G. Wells look �singularly insular�. Critically reviewed by hundreds of famous reviewers, this book acts as one of the cornerstones of postmodern Indian history. It has the ISBN 10 number of 0143031058 and the ISBN 13 number of 9780143031055. Jawaharlal Nehru books are available of purchase almost anywhere you can get books online.

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Language English
Publication Date May 7, 2004
Publisher Penguin India
Contributor(s) Jawaharlal Nehru
Binding Paperback
Edition New edition
Page Count 1155
ISBN 10 0143031058
ISBN 13 9780143031055
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  1.  An excellent guide to understanding world history as a struggle for existence with dignity... 1 April, 2013 On
    " exciting story of human civilisation....the saga of human struggle for existence with dignity and respect has never been told better.....if you are looking for a book that provides a deep insight into world history in a language that is pristine and pure, your search has ended...this is the book for you...."
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