Idea of India, The
    Idea of India, The (English, Paperback, Sunil Khilnani)

    Idea of India, The  (English, Paperback, Sunil Khilnani)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Penguin
    • ISBN: 9780143032465, 0143032461
    • Edition: 1stEdition, 2004
    • Pages: 264
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    In The Idea of India, bestselling author, Sunil Khilnani weaves a rich analysis of contemporary India and its evolution since Independence.

    Summary of the Book

    The Idea of India is an intriguing and groundbreaking account of India’s economic and political journey from the independence movement to the post-nuclear age. First published to mark the 50th anniversary of India’s independence, the book explores the political and cultural aspects of India and serves as an introduction to modern Indian history. Thought-provoking and penetrating, The Idea of India is an enthralling treatise on modern India’s troubled relationship with modernity.

    About Sunil Khilnani

    Sunil Khilnani is an Indian author and a Professor of Politics at King's College London India Institute. Best-known for writing, The Idea of India, he was a 2010 Berlin Prize Fellow. Some of his other notable works include Arguing revolution: the intellectual left in postwar France and Civil society: history and possibilities.

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    Book Details
    • Imprint
      • PENGUIN
    • Publication Year
      • 2004 September
    • Authored By
      • Sunil Khilnani
    • Width
      • 5.2 inch
    • Height
      • 0.71 inch
    • Depth
      • 14 inch
    • Weight
      • 250 g
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    Sunil Khilnani talks about Indian politics of the 20th century and captures, very well, the essence it had on the society and vice versa. Also, his description of the evolution of comprehension of politics by Indians and it's influence on the definition of India as a nation and the Indianness it has evoked, so far, in the masses makes this book a MUST READ!

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    12 Apr, 2012

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    A review for the book "The Idea of India"

    I expected the 2012 edition, got 2003 instead.
    The book is pretty intriguing and informative.
    Good work by Sunil Khilnani

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    8 Feb, 2014

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    Average Reading

    Sometimes good, otherwise boring. Few pages about India really make sense. Otherwise, there is lot of rhetoric in the book.

    Himanshu Rai

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    1 Dec, 2013

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