Outlook, India's English Weekly News Magazine in its 12th January, 2015 edition chose Jawaharlal Nehru's much acclaimed book " The Discovery of India' as one of the 100 Great Books of the World.  

On one fine day in  May, 2014 when I went to a old newspaper vendor shop  which I do regularly to buy second-hand books,  this book  was stacked along with some other old books and kept in a dusty corner.   I bought   a couple of others books  including  this one  for a price in kgs.  

But Outlook's description of the book woke me up from the slumber.   The  magazine termed this book   as  rambling account of the history and culture of India - from  Indus valley civilization to the British Raj.

In his Preface to the book Nehru says that the book was written in Ahmadnagar Fort prison during the five months (April - September, 1944).  The contents of the book offer a scholarly look into India's past,  and no doubt  that it is a thoroughly researched book with a minefield of information nowhere found in a single book.

Being an Indian, it is the duty of every one of us to read the book, not as an obligation but for the love of such rich cultural history which no country in the world has ! 

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