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Jawaharlal Nehru letter to Indira Gandhi

This is a fantastic and well-known letter! When Jawaharlal Nehru wrote to Indira Gandhi, it taught us about the bond between a daughter and her father.
Indira Gandhi with her father Nehru

After reading Jawaharlal Nehru letter to Indira Gandhi, father and daughter’s chemistry was seen as very friendly and inspiring to others. The letters were not personal, but they were educational, the subjects of natural and human history.

Likewise, the demand for those letters to the public was high and soon translated from English to Hindi. The translator was one of the famous writers of IndiaMunshi Premchand.

India’s writer of the early twentieth century. More than 30 letters of father and daughter were published. However, one of the letters on her birthday, Mr Nehru wished her through a letter rather sending or giving a physical gift. It was a bit of powerful advice in the words.

Jawaharlal wrote,

You know, sweetheart, how I dislike sermonising and doling out good advice.

Nehru

He further wrote saying whenever he is stuck identifying what is wrong or what is not wrong. He never did a sermon and doling but by talking and discussing as the discussion is always the opposite of giving a lecture.

Jawaharlal Nehru letter to Indira Gandhi

Jawaharlal Nehru letter to Indira Gandhi | My Dear Indira,
On your birthday, you have been in the habit of receiving presents and good wishes. Good wishes you will still have in full measure, but what present can I send you from Naini Prison? My present cannot be very material or solid. They can be of the mid and spirit. Things that even the high walls of prison cannot stop.
 You know, sweetheart, how I dislike sermonizing and doling out good advice. I have always thought that the best way to find out what is right and what is not right. What should be done or what should not be done? But by talking and discussing, and out of discussion sometimes a little of truth comes out.
 I have liked my talks with you, and we have discussed many things. But the world is wide, and beyond our world lie other wonderful and mysterious worlds. None of us need ever be bored or imagine that we have learned everything worth learning and become very wise.
Jawaharlal Nehru letter to Indira Gandhi

Jawaharlal Nehru wrote a letter to His Daughter Indira

 My Dear Indira,
On your birthday, you have been in the habit of receiving presents and good wishes. Good wishes you will still have in full measure, but what present can I send you from Naini Prison? My present cannot be very material or solid. They can be of the mid and spirit. Things that even the high walls of prison cannot stop.
 You know, sweetheart, how I dislike sermonizing and doling out good advice. I have always thought that the best way to find out what is right and what is not right. What should be done or what should not be done? But by talking and discussing, and out of discussion sometimes a little of truth comes out.
 I have liked my talks with you, and we have discussed many things. But the world is wide, and beyond our world lie other wonderful and mysterious worlds. None of us need ever be bored or imagine that we have learned everything worth learning and become very wise. 

“I have liked my talk with you, and we have discussed many things, but the world is wide and beyond our world’s lie other wonderful and mysterious worlds. None of us ever be bored or imagine that we have learned everything wise” His endless advice makes people think beyond our natural power and the true things come out, following to such mindset the lie in this universe won’t exist.”

Moreover, the below one more letter from Mr Nehru on her birthday gave a meaningful thought. Decide anything is always not an easy thing in this world. Desire to hide or do things secretly decreases our divine power and only felt is fear inside our soul. The afraid soul could die or vanish anytime.

Further, he wrote,

“It is not an easy matter to decide what is right and what is not, one little test I shall ask you to apply whenever you are in doubt. Never do anything in secret or anything that you would wish to hide anything means that you are afraid and fear is a bad thing and unworthy of you. Be brave and all the rest follows.”

jawaharlal nehru letter to indira gandhi
Nehru's another letter to Indira Gandhi

However, this letter was written on her 13th birthday and was published publicly in the famous Indian collection, “Letters from a father to his daughter”. One of her brave replies to her father, her immense interest in the political world shows strong and seeking the best advice from her experience father. One of her reply,

“Bapuji is in prison, but the magic of his message has stolen the hearts of Indian, millions men and women, and even little children, came out of their little shells and becomes India’s soldiers of freedom.”

After reading Indira Gandhi's letters, Also, read the love letter of Nazim Hikmet to his wife. And the letter to Hitler on the stop of world War-2. As well as, kind words of President Abraham Lincoln to Mrs Bixby.

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