In This Review

The Discovery of India
The Discovery of India
By Jawaharlal Nehru
595 pp, Day, 1946

Like the Indian leader's other great books, "The Discovery of India" was written in prison -- in this case during 1944. Nehru does not pretend to profound scholarship; his purpose is rather to satisfy his own curiosity concerning India's historical development. Some of his most interesting passages are those in which he discusses recent events, notably as they touch the Congress Party and the nationalist movement.