Nehru as author


The Discovery of India and Glimpses of World History , if writing these was all that he did, would have earned Jawaharlal Nehru a formidable reputation. He had a knack for the apt metaphor, the turn of phrase, that make him one of India's most quoted (and quotable) politicians. But of course, he was much more than that, and indeed even more of an author than most of us realize. "Jawaharlal Nehru as an author" is a new book by Pratap Singh of Gorakhpur University. This was released at the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi on Monday 27 August by Dr Karan Singh.

One aim we have at Scholars without Borders is to make the different publications from India generally more visible. The number of different governmental organisations that bring out excellent publications is quite large, and very diverse. Indeed, Nehru was responsible for several of them, partly in his capacity as our first Prime Minister, when he helped set up the Publications Division, the National Book Trust, the National Council for Education, Research and Training, the Sahitya Akademi, among others. Look on our site for books from all these organizations, or write in to us.

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