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India After Gandhi: The History of the World\'s Largest Democracy (English)

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Language: English
Length: 899 pages
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Specialization B.A(English)
Book Details
Publisher PICADOR
ISBN-10 0330396102
Edition 1st Edition
Number of Pages 899 Pages
Publication Year 2007
Language English
ISBN-13 9780330396103
Binding Hardcover
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Author Ramachandra Guha
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shubham Lanke

Jul 3, 2016

Post independent contemporary history.

POST independant Contemporary history of India through words of RGuha. I loved it. If you are a history lover, student or non fiction reader then this book is must for you. Read and write one review of yourself.
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Flipkart Customer

Jun 19, 2016

Must read for those into politics

Guha's 'India After Gandhi' is a must read for those interested in Indian politics and history. It is the only book I know which covers the entire history of independent India. The author is as non partisan as possible. Guha has also shown the evolution of Indian politics and culture over 60 years. … (View complete review)
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Sourodip Nandy

May 21, 2016

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Brilliant by Ramachandra Guha

This is a very good book. Not only as a storybook but also as a reference book. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to know about the rich history of our country and how far we have come as a nation since Independence.
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Flipkart Customer

Mar 16, 2016

Balanced and beautifully documented

I can't say that it provides an insight into the contemporary history of India, yet it is beautiful in its portrayal. It is like a wave which sweeps a large part but not deep into the ocean floor. One should understand that sixty years of independent India's history can't be written in a 700-page bo… (View complete review)
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nishant jain

Mar 14, 2016

Excellent Book

It contains detailed account of what was happening in India after Independence. A good book to the inquiring minds of people and answers a lots of question. the best part being the writer has tried to present the facts as much as he can rather than explaining his own theories and speculations. Must … (View complete review)

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Sudhiir Krishnan

Aug 1, 2012

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Detailed account of india between 1950-2007

I liked the way Ramachandra Guha has chronicled the development of India right since independence. Its a beautiful narrative and the book is a very detailed account of India since independence. Ramchandra guha is a Nehruvian. He writes equally about Hinduism but as the book proceeds he continues more to give it a bashing like a secularist. The book is very long. Guha has done extensive research in order to write this book. The book is one of the most comprehensive one and traces a history and goes up to 2007.I must say its a must read for people interested in history. He does give his own pers

Bharat Bhushan Nanawati

Oct 23, 2010

Esp. recommended for the young!

As a student, I remember how drab and detached histrory lessons were. Moreover, if one did not pursue history/political science in class XI and XII, one was deprived of any knowledge or insight into the happenings of this great nation post-Independence. To all those young people who, like me, have a thirst for knowing about the events, thoughts and ideas that have shaped modern India but feel that they have to grudgingly satisfy themselves with tid-bits of information in newspapers, Tv and internet, "India after Gandhi" is a book not to be missed.

It is indeed a magisterial work. It chronicl
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Shiva Ram

Dec 9, 2013

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Not for UPSC. But definitely good read for today's youth on the turmoil called Independent India.

As the author himself notes, India is an experiment in democracy. That so since nobody has embarked on such an notion of a nation without a common feeling of nation-state like Europe with so many diversities. But yet we are still together and united. The turmoils and challenges after independence has been described in great detail and it is a wonderful read.

But caution to those, who suggest this book to cover the topic of " Post-Independence consolidation of India" for the UPSC exam. This book is not aimed at such an analysis, though the broad contours of the consolidation can be understood
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Kartik Rewar

Jul 12, 2014

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Best book about India's modern history

India After Gandhi: The History of the World's Largest Democracy is one of the best non-fiction books I have ever read. As the name suggests, this book deals with Indian history after 1947 and history assumes the form a of a story in this book. It is not everyday that you want a voluminous history book to never end. I wonder why Indian history post independence is not taught in schools. In my opinion, this book is a must read for anyone wishing to know about India's modern and contemporary history.


What I loved:

1. Wide array of topics: The book gives an account of almost all watershed even
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Shadan Khan

Sep 24, 2014

India as we don't know it!

Read this book for many reasons:

1. To know how diverse we are!
2. To comprehend the fact that some things which are taken for granted by relatively younger generation is actually not so straight forward.
3. To appreciate the efforts that have gone into making India what it is today.
4. To understand the context of a lot of political events since Independence.

A must read if you remotely like to think before making sweeping statements about politics. This book force you to think and that is its redemption!
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Sudipto Das

Jul 9, 2013

Finally authentic history writing has arrived in India

Since ages, India has been quite bad in recording her history. Most of our ancient history, as we read in books, is not authentic, because it's not based on any recorded history. It's mainly based on fragments from scriptures or other religious books, whose historicity and authenticity can't be vouched for. A good example is the Mahabharata, which is believed to be written by Ganesha, as narrated by Vyasa. No one knows correctly who the original author was or how this was written where as there's not much ambiguity about the authorship of Homer. The same is true for modern or medieval history.

Gaurav Agrawal

Dec 30, 2010

A marvellous launchpad for a political novice

I have no words to thank this wonderful book which has set me off on a learning spiral. I have been looking for a book like this to clear the basics in order to make sense of daily political news. This is a perfect book to give you a perfect launchpad of political history of independent india and will definitely make you an interesting reader to follow-up and understand ongoing political developments. I humbly request Mr.Guha to please write a continuation of this book to cover the political developments till 2010.
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Shaikh Zoaib

May 9, 2013

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Very poor paper quality.. seems like a pirated one..!! :(

As always, Flipkart is amazing with delivery of the books with delivering India After Gandhi at my Office in less thatn 24 hours of placing the order..
But to my surprise, the paper quality of the Paperback book is so poor that I am forced to think that it is as bad as pirated books...
5 stars to delivery and Zero for book paper quality... :(
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Anoop Singh

Jun 22, 2013

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A good reading

If you are interested about knowing and reading about Indian History after Independence or say Mahatama Gandhi than you must read the book.
A lot research and personnel interviews and experiences has been put forward by the writer in such a way that you would like to go through the whole books as soon as possible.
At some places you will be feeling yourself leaving with the events.
I think a must for the History part of your study.
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krishnaswamy velayudham

Apr 18, 2013

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great book

‘India after Gandhi’ is a celebration of the survival of the Indian nation. Reading this book is like finishing a long journey- arduous but extremely exciting. It is a journey I’d recommend to each and every one.
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