'Inside every thinking there is a Gandhian and a Marxist struggling for supremacy', says Ramachandra Guha in the opening sentence of this wonderfully readable book of ideas, opinions and reflections. A substantial portion of the book expands on this salvo: it analyses Gandhians and psuedo-Gandhians, Marxists and anti-Marxists, Nehruvians and anti-secularists, democrats and Stalinists, scientists and historians, environmentalists and cricketers - in short all those who comprise the intellectual life of thinking Indians today.
Ratings and Reviews
7 Ratings &
Ramchandra Guha at His Best.
This is a collection of marvelously well written essays ranging on subjects like abuse of Gandhi to the socialism associated with soccer.Ramchandra Guha makes no attempt to create heroes out of history, dispels the smoke of unquestioning reverence associated with the figures like Gandhi, Ambedkar, Vinoba Bhave and the likes and analyses them as fully rounded personalities.