Publisher:Asia Publishing House, Bombay, India, 1964
Asia Publishing House, 1964, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good, Reprint
1031 pages. SECOND EDITION REPRINT 1964. This book is in good or better condition and an excellent copy. Ex-library book with normal markings etc. It has no tears to the pages and no pages are missing from the book. The spine of the book is still in tight, straight condition. Items are in stock and will be shipped same day or next business day directly from our Australian address. SYNOPSIS: On New Year's Day 1931, Jawaharlal Nehru began a remarkable series of letters on the history of the world to his daughter Indira, then thirteen years old. She became Indira Gandhi of course. Over the next thirty months, Nehru wrote nearly two hundred letters in this series, which were later published as Glimpse of World History. With its panoramic sweep and its gripping narrative flow, all the more remarkable for begin 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 Chengiz 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. A very rare copy indeed. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Letters, World; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 0002043.