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The Discovery of India by Jawaharlal Nehru
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Aug 25, 2011

really liked it

The only history book about India I recommend to anyone who asks for one. For one, it's beautifully written, and, though Nehru comes from his own perspective about India, it's a perspective well-worth noting. Nehru, who was India's first Prime Minister, wrote most of it while imprisoned by the British between 1942 and 1945, so the book's history is tied intimately to the subject matter. If you know nothing about India or even if you think you know everything, this is a history book that deserves to be read. (As a side note, I happened to buy a fourth edition of this book at a library book sale in college for 50 cents, only to find out later that the book had actually been signed by Nehru himself in 1957!).
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