Overview for Letters from a Father to his Daughter
When Indira Gandhi was a little girl of ten, she spent the summer in Mussoorie, while her father, Jawaharlal Nehru, was busy working in Allahabad. Over the summer, Nehru wrote her a series of letters in which he told her the story of how and when the earth was made, how human and animal life began, and how civilization and societies evolved all over the world. Written in 1928, these letters remain fresh and vibrant, and capture. Nehru's love for people and for nature, whose story was for him 'more interesting than any other story or novel that you may have read'.
Jawaharlal Nehru (Author)
Jawaharlal Nehru was born on 14 November 1889 at Allahabad and educated in England, at Harrow and Cambridge. In 1912, Nehru returned home to play a central role in India's struggle for Freedom from British colonial rule, and then, as prime minister of independent India for seventeen years, went on to shape the nation's future as a modern, secular and democratic state. He died in office, on 27 May 1964. Visionary and idealist, scholar and stateman of international stature, Nehru was also an outstanding writer. His three major works-An Autobiography, Glimpses of World History and The Discovery of India-and his children's classic, Letters from a father to His Daughter, are all published by Penguin.