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Indeed Glimpses was written for me. It remains the best introduction to the story of man for young and growing people in India and all over the. Jawaharlal Nehru January i, PUBLISHER'S NOTE Gumpses of World History was written by Mr. Nehru in the form of letters from various prisons in India . Glimpses of World History, a book published by Jawaharlal Nehru in , is a panoramic . Print/export. Create a book · Download as PDF · Printable version.
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American Dominions. Mings end in Date A. India Farther India. His dynasty lasts over years to. Break up of Mongol Empire. Great period of prosperity and culture in China. King of Spain. Empire of Madjapahit declines. Are driven out by the Chinese.
Japanese annexation in — Seoul made capital. They misbehave and try forcible methods. Eastern Europe - Date A. Cheng Ho's expeditions C Empire of Malacca. The Reformation Protestantism begins in Northwest Europe.
Treaty with China. Execution of Charles I.
Holland and Switzerland recognized as independent. Ottoman Empire over Balkans. Oliver Cromwell. Reigns to Embassies sent to China. English Republic till Iyeyasu dies Iraq and Egypt. European Settlements on eastern coasts of North America growing up.
Conquest of the Deccan. Western Asia India Farther India. Islands isolated. Christianity introduced - Sher Shah defeats Humayun. Akbar's reign begins. Ottoman Empire over Arabia. China and Siberia Japan Portuguese arrive. Peter ends the seclusion of women in Russia purdah.
In Persia Safavi dynasty. Thereupon English withdraw from East Indian Islands. Taj Mahal built at Agra. Manchu dynasty till No rivals. Control trade. Tokugava Shoguns begin - Shivaji born. Powerful State. End of Ming dynasty. Voltaire Liverpool and New York centres of this trade. George musician French Revolution begins. At its height at end of eighteenth century.
Civil War in Persia. Declaration of Beethoven. Repeated wars. Russia advancing lured by Constantinople. Goethe First consul. Turkey retreating. But Egypt is semi-independent under Mehemet Ali dies Treaty of Vienna. Belgium becomes independent. Revolutions in South America. Napoleon Ill Emperor of the French. Acquire Republic established in California.
England and France help Turkey against Russia. Louis Philippe becomes King of France. Karl Marx Independent republics established Simon Bolivar. End of Spanish and Portuguese American Empires.
He dies in - British acquire Singapore from where British authority extends -. At the gates of Delhi. Nepal also invaded and made Tributary. Illegal opium trade carried on by foreigners especially British East India Company. British embassies to China in and Netherlands government takes over direct charge of Dutch East Indies.
Haider Ali and Tippu reigning. English dominant power. Extra territoriality. Assam annexed. Dutch port of Malacca. Punjab annexed by the British. Fear of Russian advance through Central Asia towards India. Treaty of Nanking. Five ports opened to foreign trade. Japan Rebellion begins—lasts till opened up again Eastern Europe - - and Anglo-Sikh Wars. Singapore attracts all the trade and ruins.
Hong Kong ceded to British. Thus Russian Empire reaches Pacific Ocean. Duma estabished. German Empire proclaimed at Versailles. Abraham Lincoin. Karl Marx.
Western Powers scramble for Africa in second half of 19th century. Development of the labour Movement especially in North-west Europe. Cuba becomes free. Nationalism in BalkansTurkey's subject nationalities gradually freeing themselves. France becomes a Republic Shortlived commune in Paris.
President Cavour. Committee of Union and Progress.
Constitution of restored. Trade Unions— Internationals Socialism. Rumania and Montenegro gain independence from Turkish rule. Saad Zaghlul Pasha Revolutions in Germany. Reparations— Ten year Mandates—League of period of great Nations. Dictatorships in many countries of Europe. Turkey almost driven out of Europe. Labour prosperity in United troubles—financial States. Republics established. Many new States in Europe. Republic established in - - - - - - - -.
Rising in Egypt. Mustafa Kemal Pasha. Bolsheviks develop all over seize power. Benito Mussolini. Nationalist Two Russian movements Revolutions. Civil War Western Asia and and wars of intervention Egypt.
Rise of. Tokyo made capital. Palestine—Trans Jordan under British Mandate. Iraq nominally free but under British influence. India Nazi triumph in Germany. China and France. Damascus partly destroyed by French. International Five Year Plan for rapid Argentine. State control of industry. Republic established. Adolf Hitler. Rise of Fascism in many countries of Europe.
Starts great drive for higher wages. Defaults Depression still on in of governments. Abdication of Manchu dynasty. Great industrial and economic progress. Rapid industrialization and Westernization. Russians in Manchuria. Treaty of Shimonosehi. Japanese turn out Korean king and annex Korea. Three Power intervention. Sun Yat-Sen. Emperor remains supreme. Yuan Shih-Kai. Federated Malay States formed under British rule.
International siege of Peking. A small part of Siam remains free. Korean independence movement crushed. A invasion of Manchuria censured by League of constitution agreed to. Japan retires from League.
Suspension and truce in Again renewed Martial Law in the Punjab. French Indo-China. Naini October On being revolution in Siam. Rise of Tuchuns—Civil War. Anglo-French allies in Great War. Disintegration of China. Civil Disobedience movement. Good wishes you will still have in full measure. His name was Hiuen Tsang. It is about a man from South India who came to Karnasuvarna. And in any event. And when any one asked him the reason for his curious get-up.
And perhaps it is as well that we do not become very wise. Staff in hand.
Later he wrote a book of his travels. They can only be of the air and of the mind and spirit. I have liked my talks with you and we have discussed many things.
Glimpses of World History by Jawaharlal Nehru
Wherever it may reside. You know. And so I have always thought that the best way to find out what is right and what is not right. ON your birthday you have been in the habit of receiving presents and good wishes.
When I am tempted to do this I always think of the story of a " very wise man " I once read. I hope that my 1 Indira's birthday takes place. It was observed. I am quite sure that there is no danger of my ever bursting with too much wisdom and so there is no need for me to wear copper-plates or armour. And he spent many years in India learning himself and teaching others. Thirteen hundred years ago there came a great traveller from China to India in search of wisdom and knowledge.
Perhaps one day you will yourself read the book which contains this story. If I am so limited in wisdom. My presents cannot be very material or solid.
Hiuen Tsang became very learned himself and he was given the title of " Master of the Law " —the Law of the Buddha—and he journeyed all over India and saw and studied the people that lived in this great country in those far-off days. A letter can hardly take the place of a talk.
Imagine that I have made a suggestion to you for you to think over. If we are to be India's soldiers we have India's honour in our keeping. It may help you. Ordinary men and women are not usually heroic. Do you remember how fascinated you were when you first read the story of Jeanne d'Arc. In the very month in which you were born. And to-day in India another great leader. They think of their daily bread and butter. Often we may be in doubt as to what to do.
Great leaders have something in them which inspires a whole people and makes them do great deeds. Bapuji 1 lies in prison.
In India to-day we are making history. For the desire to hide anything means that you are afraid. One little test I shall ask you to apply whenever you are in doubt. But a time comes when a whole people become full of faith for a great cause.
You know that in our great Freedom Movement. But what am I to do. If you are brave. Be brave. Lenin started the great Revolution which has changed the face of Russia and Siberia. It is no easy matter to decide what is right and what is not. How shall we bear ourselves in this great movement? What part shall we play in it? I cannot say what part will fall to our lot.
In history we read of great periods in the life of nations. They must miss the joy of discovery and of learning new things—the great adventure that all of us who care to may have. Never do anything in secret or anything that you would wish to hide. I must not therefore sermonize. The year you were born in——was one of the memorable years of history when a great leader. You liked them. I have said. We work in the sun and in the light. We are not afraid of what we do and what we say.
And you know that history is being made in our country to-day. And yet I have felt that this was wrong of me. The past of India is a long. But the real reason—shall I whisper it to you? I am beginning to doubt if I know enough to teach you!
You are growing up so fast. But my mind wanders and I think of the great struggle that is going on outside. But I have hesitated to do so.
We have nothing to bide. And yet to-day we have little leisure to think of the past. You are also very fortunate in having a very brave and wonderful little woman for your Mummie.
It is very interesting to think of the past story of the world and of the great men and women and of the great deeds that it contains. I am too full of the present and the future to think of the past. Even so in our private lives let us make friends with the sun and work in the light and do nothing secretly or furtively. And if you do so. It is the future that fills our minds.
How can a letter contain it? You are fortunate. I have had time enough here in Naini Prison to read or write what I wanted to. And yet there is so much I would like to tell you. I have written a very long letter to you. With all my love and good wishes. To read history is good.
When I cannot take part in the work outside. To-day is New Year's Day. And I thought of Bapuji. And to follow man in this career. And yet these restrictions are good. Undoubtedly people do differ from one another.
Yet I could write to you as often as I wished. Strange that we should be so near and yet so far away! In Mussoorie you were several hundred miles away from me. We seldom value anything which we can get cheaply.
After some time. But as we come out of those very ancient times. I hope that you will not learn history in this narrow way. I do not know if my letters will interest you or awaken your curiosity. Maps and atlases show us countries in different colours.
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But I shall write to you from time to time something about the past and about the people who lived in the days gone by. So I am afraid it is not possible for me to give you any connected account of world history. As I lay in bed. With the help of books one might make an attempt. They bring you very near to me. But Naini Prison does not provide a library.
Fortunately there are scores of thousands in our country who are having this course to-day! I cannot say if you will like these letters when you see them. You will have to go to other books for it. But I have decided to write them for my own pleasure. When you were at Mussoorie it was easy enough for me to write about the early days of the world. As I told you. Often enough I think of you. One letter a fortnight I may write. I cannot write for you the history of my choice.
I thought of the great year that was past. I am not at all like the Very Wise Man who went about with copper-plates round about him. I dislike very much boys and girls learning the history of just one country. For the knowledge that we have of those days is vague and indefinite. Remember always that there is not so very much difference between various people as we seem to imagine. But here we are on either side of the Jumna river —not far from each other. I do not know when you will see them.
But history is one connected whole and you cannot understand even the history of any one country if you do not know what has happened in other parts of the world.
Sometimes we read about past periods of history which seem to be better than ours. Where shall I begin? When I think of the past. I think I wrote to you once that a study of history should teach us how the world has slowly but surely progressed. But I shall sit down with pen and paper and I shall think of you. But you must be rather lonely. It had long been expected and I have no doubt that Mummie is thoroughly happy and contented. Most of us could certainly arrange the order of events in our minds better.
And especially I thought of Mummie and you. And yet perhaps the fault is not entirely ours. And then you will silently come near me and we shall talk of many things. But what a strange jumble is one's mind. It was a pleasant New Year's gift for me. If after millions of years of progress we are still so backward and imperfect. Once a fortnight you may see Mummie and once a fortnight you may see me.
And I thought of Dadu 1 and many others. Pandit Motilal Nehru. I compare past happenings with what is taking place to-day.
They are my favourites and I begin to muse about them. Some of the pictures stay longer than others. So on this New Year's Day let us resolve that.
There is enough of want of co-operation to-day. And we shall dream of the past. But sometimes the events themselves are strange and difficult to fit into any scheme of things.
Later in the morning came the news that Mummie had been arrested and taken to gaol. Man's growth from barbarism to civilization is supposed to be the theme of history.
But sometimes. Our own country has surely had brilliant periods in the past. In some of my letters I have tried to show you how the idea of co-operation or working together has grown. I have developed a soft corner in my heart for it. And because we feel that our struggle is a part of the great human struggle to end suffering and misery. What the Soul is few of us can know or tell. If mutual co-operation and sacrifice for the good of society are the tests of civilization.
But even this should not make us lose heart. The world is a big place and the rise and fall of any country for a while may not make much difference to the world at large. We in India had forgotten this sovereign path to real greatness for many a day.
But think of the day when we shall all three meet again! I shall look forward to it. But you have just read Maeterlinck's Life of the Bee. But an even greater is the cause of humanity itself. Ever since I read of the White Ant and of its sacrifices for its comrades.
That is a great thing. How wonderful it is to see men and women. It is true that there have been brilliant periods in the past in many countries —in India. But those who boast are seldom the great. To-day we are trying to free India. But again we seem to have glimpses of it. Well may they smile and be glad. But the lesson this Sanskrit verse teaches us is the same lesson of co-operation and sacrifice for the larger good.
Many people nowadays are apt to boast of our great civilization and of the wonders of science. Science has indeed done wonders. We look down upon the insects as almost the lowest of living things. It may be that in certain ways some animals are superior to him still.
In one of our old Sanskrit books there is a verse which can be translated as follows: This may sound a foolish statement. And it is well to remember that in many ways man has not made very great progress from the other 7 animals.
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Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Paperback Verified Purchase. Some say it is not an accurate account of the World happenings but who cares when the Letters are written to a 13 year old child and millions of other children whom he cares for and the boring History is made so interesting and realistic to read giving a real feel of the most important events of the World History So, Must Read I have till now read only 65 pages of the pages this book has and been enlightened with the fascinating history of various civilizations and countries.
The writing style is so lucid and easy to understand. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Great book if you want to get a feel of world history on various timelines. It is not only about the warriors, it is also about common people, their aspirations, perils on those timelines. Since it was written by Nehruji for his teenage daughter Indira Gandhi, the language is very simple and can be followed by anybody. One person found this helpful. The original purpose of the book was to introduce an adolescent Indira to the history of mankind, thus Nehru kept his approach and language simple.
Even a person who found history books boring in school will find it interesting. A great description of the world , a beautifully written book which is exceptionally explained.But the disadvantages are obvious. You will remember that the Phoenicians were a great seafaring people of Asia Minor who went far and wide in search of trade. If you are brave. ON your birthday you have been in the habit of receiving presents and good wishes. But as we come out of those very ancient times. Civil War Western Asia and and wars of intervention Egypt.