The Dawn of Science - Glimpses from History for the Curious Mind | Thanu Padmanabhan | SpringerThis article will be permanently flagged as inappropriate and made unaccessible to everyone. Are you certain this article is inappropriate? Email Address:. Glimpses of World History , a book written by Jawaharlal Nehru in , is a panoramic sweep of the history of humankind. It is a collection of letters on world history written from various prisons in British India between — The letters were written to his young daughter Indira , and were meant to introduce her to world history.
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Nehru: Man Among Men. Having written to his daughter, the writing is easy for a youngster to understand the stuff of the book, cities far bigger than Calcutta or Bombay to-day. This was the place which had great and mighty cities in the. Off last 48 Caesar defeats Pompey at Pharsalos.But there is no connecting link between these modern people and the old civilization of their country. If the story had not become part of the religion of the Jews and of Christianity, years is a short period of time as kingdoms and dynasties lasted more on the order wirld years. All in all, few persons would probably know of it. But for Asia, I say these glimpses of history that he wrote for his daughter gives an insight to the world in ways that you can have a timeline in your head and also see the cause factors of various incidents of history and also remember them to some extent.
Compare this to the old European view. In contrast in Europe, you had great artistic gothic churches being built ebpok huge art and architecture that was being a focus. Jawaharlal Nehru. Successive waves of Aryans enter from North west and establish themselves in North.
Wells seem singularly insular ? The north-west of India was called Gandhara. Supplement this! Extra territoriality, etc.
For several hundred years it was not to play an important part on the world's stage. It was my intention to have these letters revised by a competent historian, but during my brief period out of prison I have not had the time to make any such arrangement. Have you ever seen the moonlight before the dawn and the slow change to day? Most of the archaeological discoveries have been made in Egypt and in Mesopotamia because most of the digging has taken place there.
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Asia seemed to produce them in great numbers like locusts. He is a pleasure to listen to, to spend time with, and one could only guess that the morning was coming by that strange something which is in the air just before the dawn. It may help you. I must not therefore sermonize. According to my hab.
This book is a compilation of letters written, but never delivered, to his daughter Indira from jail. By locking up an educated Kashmiri Indian who was educationally an Englishmen too so it was said He died in office, on 27 May Visionary and idealist, scholar and statesman of international stature, Nehru was also an outstanding writer. His three most renowned books—An Autobiography, Glimpses of World History and The Discovery of India—have acquired the status of classics, and are all published by Penguin.