"Culture is the widening of the mind and of the spirit"; First Edition of Jawaharlal Nehru's The Discovery of India

  • The Discovery of India.

The Discovery of India.

Item Number: 44006

New York : The John Day Company, 1946.

First edition of this classic work. Octavo, original cloth. Very good in a very good dust jacket.

The Discovery of India was written by India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru during his imprisonment in 1942–46 at Ahmednagar fort in Maharashtra, India. 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.