NEHRU ON WORLD HISTORY; GLIMPSES OF WORLD HISTORY by

NEHRU ON WORLD HISTORY; GLIMPSES OF WORLD HISTORY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This is a condensation of Nehru's Story of the World (1951) which is itself a condensation of his Glimpses of World History, a book he wrote for his little daughter in 1933 while serving a jail sentence. The text which criticizes the concept of ""modern progress"", highlights historical parallels and high spots and gives considerable insight into Nehru as a philosophic exponent of universalism, moralism, and rationalism. Unfortunately the average American reader of an age similar to that of Nehru's daughter at the time the original history was written is less informed historically and philosophically than the educated Indian child. Nevertheless, this text- which ends with the rise of dictatorship and the crises growing out of World War II- has moments of extraordinary objectivity and insight which should be of primary interest to the serious if somewhat precocious young student of history.

Pub Date: May 18th, 1960
Publisher: John Day