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POLI.HIST.1933.3'.NEHR

Jawaharlal Nehru: Glimpses of World History

Being Further Letters To His Daughter. Written in Prison, and Containing A Rambling Account Of History For Young People, With 50 maps by J.F. Horrabin, Lindsay Drummond Limited, London, 1942 (1934)

Charge: Sedition
Prison: Central Prison, Naini, India (Map)

"Glimpses of World History" was written in different prisons in India during the three years between October 1930 and August 1933. The author was serving sentences of imprisonment inflicted on him for his part in the struggle for Indian freedom and his opposition to British domination of his country. Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru took advantage of his enforced rest, his "leisure and detachment", as he calls it, to write on world history. He wrote it in the form of letters to his young daughter, whose education he had little opportunity of supervising owing to his periodic absences in prison.
These letters were gathered together when Pandit Nehru had a brief respite, prior to his last period of two years in gaol after being arrested once again on 12th February 1934 and sentenced for "sedition".

Other prison writings by the author:

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