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Nehru reveals the wonder that is India

“She has known the innocence and insouciance of childhood, the passion and abandon of youth, and the ripe wisdom of maturity that comes from long experience of pain and pleasure; and over and over again she has renewed her childhood and youth and age.”
— Jawaharlal Nehru

I consider this the premier text on India. It is just the right length so it covers everything while it keeps the reader interested throughout. Nehru was as brilliant as an author as he was as an orator. His Discovery of India was my discovery of India.

To learn more about this ancient civilization, it’s descendants, the challenges they overcame to forge the republic that exists today. The highs, the lows, and the lessons they both teach us. We have come far from the early civilizations of Harappa and Mohenjo-daro.

Is there a lesson in going through thousands of years of history? Yes. Nothing lasts forever, but if you collectively continue to persevere, continue to learn, and continue to adapt and grow according to circumstances, then the civilization lives on.