First edition of Jawaharlal Nehru's The Discovery of India; Signed by Him
The Discovery of India.
Item Number: 88659
New York: The John Day Company, 1946.
First edition one of the finest modern works on Indian history. Octavo, original cloth. Signed and dated by the author on the front free endpaper, “Jawaharlal Nehru Oct. 1949.” Near fine in a very good dust jacket with a chip to the spine. Rare and desirable signed.
The Discovery of India was written by India's first Prime Minister Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru during his imprisonment in 1942–46 at Ahmednagar fort in Maharashtra, India by British during the rule of East India Company. The Discovery of India is an honour paid to the rich cultural heritage of India, its history and its philosophy as seen through the eyes of a patriot fighting for the independence of his country. The book is widely considered one of the finest modern works on Indian history.