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Jawaharlal Nehru (14 November 1889 - 27 May 1964), often referred to as Panditji, was an Indian statesman who became the first Prime Minister of independent India (1947-64). He was also one of the principal leaders of India's independence movement in the 1930s and 40s.
The Discovery of India
Written over five months when Jawaharlal Nehru was imprisoned in the Ahmadnagar Fort, The Discovery of India has acquired the status of a classic since it was first published in 1946.
In this work of prodigious scope and scholarship, one of the greatest figures of Indian history unfolds the panorama of the country's rich and complex past, from prehistory to the last years of British colonial rule. Analysing texts like the Vedas and the Arthashastra, and personalities like the Buddha and Mahatma Gandhi, Nehru brings alive an ancient culture that has seen the flowering of the world's great traditions of philosophy, science and art, and almost all its major religions.
Nehru's brilliant intellect, deep humanity and lucid style make The Discovery of India essential reading for anyone interested in India, both its past and its present.
Bharat Ek Khoj
Directed and produced by Shyam Benegal in 1988, Bharat Ek Khoj is a television series based on Jawaharlal Nehru's celebrated book, The Discovery of India. The episodes are anchored by the actor Roshan Seth who plays the role of Jawaharlal Nehru, and narrated by Om Puri.
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