Glimpses of World History

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The epic saga of humankind right from 6000 BCE to 1935 has been written as a series of letters by Indian Nationalist leader Jawaharlal Nehru to his daughter, Indira Gandhi. These letters have been later compiled into a book called the Glimpses of World History. The Glimpses is one of the first modern attempts at telling the mega story from a non-Eurocentric angle.

All these letters were written by Nehru during the periods he spent at various jails. So all the reference he had were his own notes he made while reading the great books.

The book contains about 196 letters written between 1930-1933. All these letters, though not a first hand reference on history, contain Nehru's personal remarks on all the "great" moments of history (elaborating on all the things he liked, in particular).

The book has also been compared to The History of the World by H.G. Wells and has gotten very good reviews by many well-known reviewers. Template:India-stub

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