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Book of the Week | The Discovery of India
Indian is not just a nationality, it's a heritage.
“Nationalism is essentially a group memory of past achievements, traditions, and experiences,” Nehru wrote in his book, Discovery of India addressing the concept of Nationalism.
These words later became the foundation for the Republic of India, with a democratic thought in mind, on 26th of November, 1949, Sovereign India becomes a Republic Nation and established a constitution where once British crown stood. Our Constitution was adopted on the 26th of November, 1949 which came into effect on the 26th of January, 1950 which we celebrate as Republic day.
As a growing world, people have chosen to stand for equality and many other pillars that makeup democracy.
A nation is called an independent republic when there are certain rules and regulations to make the designed structure of democracy to function with appropriate effect.
The theme for this Week is Republic and we will be reading 'Discovery of India" by Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru.
What's the book about: Written in a prison cell, this book is a discovery of his past by a troubled yet resolute mind. It is an admission of the failings of one’s land, but not with a sense of helplessness and self-pity but with a sense of responsibility, hope, and action. This book is the product of the times when an ancient civilization encumbered by the burden of its past, shamed by its present status of stagnation, and slavery was coming to terms with harsh realities of the present and intimidating challenges of the future. That was a moment of transition. And in those moments national mind runs the risk of getting overwhelmed; it craves an anchorage, a civilizational aspiration. And Jawaharlal Nehru tries to establish that anchorage. He ventures into the past and traces the roots of our country.
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