Date of this Version
Newsletter of the Association for Documentary Editing, Volume 4, Number 4, December 1982. ISSN 0196-7134
The publication of the Selected Works of Jawaharlal Nehru was undertaken by the Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund in New Delhi in 1968. The object was to help build a corpus of Nehru's writings and speeches on a variety of subjects which span over a period of fifty years of active political life of one of this century's foremost public leaders and statesmen. It was a stupendous task to collect his writings from various sources, ranging from government archives to private individuals. The task was, however, made less difficult by the availability of a large number of Nehru's letters and other writings in his own collection. This collection, now preserved in the Nehru Memorial Library in New Delhi, is a vast storehouse of information on Nehru's ideas as well as on the history of the past fifty years or so of India's struggle for independence.