Wednesday, 3 July 2013

''Letters from a Father to His Daughter''- Book review

Author: Jawaharlal Nehru
Published: 1929

Genres: History, Letter collection 

Rating: 5 out of 5


I have just finished reading this collection of letters by Jawaharlal Nehru and I absolutely LOVED it! This book is a collection of thirty letters that Nehru wrote to his daughter, Indira Gandhi, in 1928. In these letters, Nehru writes about the basic history of the world, the story of civilizations, the story of people. Nehru writes how the world was formed, how life evolved in this earth, about how there is a book of nature, where we can learn about the prehistoric times by observing rocks and fossils. He wrote about how people began forming tribes, how there are so many races and languages in the world, the story of how there are monarchs, how different classes came into being, about the ancient civilizations of Egypt, Mesopotamia, China, India and Crete, and about Aryans, Dravidian, Mongoloids, and about how trade started. Nehru describes the basic details about all these subjects. 

I thoroughly enjoyed and loved reading this book. It is such a wonderful, perfectly amazing book! The language is simple and there are often beautiful illustrations. It is not that this book is filled with so many details about history. Rather, this book contains the basic details about the subjects mentioned above. I enjoyed reading all these. This book would be GREAT for beginners and preteens who are interested to know about the basic details about history! Nehru's writing style is so simple yet beautiful, and filled with the basic details of the history of our Earth, the people on the Earth, the ancient civilizations.

This is absolutely a GREAT book!

5 out of 5

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