The Selected Works of Jawarharlal Nehru, the 100 hundred volume project which was completely released last year on his birth anniversary is now available online at http://nehruselectedworks.com/. The mammoth project which spanned for almost half a century is brought out by the Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund. The first volume appeared in 1972, under the editorship of eminent historian Sarvepalli Gopal assisted by a team of researchers. The volumes include Nehru’s letters, speeches, interviews and writings, as well as correspondence from others, which he responded to from the year 1903-1964 – each volume having an average length of 700 pages.
Historians like Mushirul Hasan and Mridula Mukherjee served as the editors for the project. Madhavan K Palat took over as the editor in 2011 at volume number 44. He describes it as the largest single archival publication of a historical kind which offers a panoramic view of 20th century Indian history from the perspective of one of its key figures.
Former Union Minister and Congress leader Jairam Ramesh tweeted the availability of the books which are crucial and useful for those interested in History and reasearch.
Finally, all 100 volumes of the Selected Works of Jawaharlal Nehru spanning the period 1903-1964 are now online. Essential reading for all those interested in 20th century Indian history. This is also for trolls in the hope they read and imbibe some gyaan! https://t.co/v7iNTXDOsV
— Jairam Ramesh (@Jairam_Ramesh) September 4, 2020