India After Gandhi : The History of the World's Largest Democracy
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India After Gandhi : The History of the World's Largest Democracy (English, Paperback, Ramachandra Guha)

India After Gandhi : The History of the World's Largest Democracy  (English, Paperback, Ramachandra Guha)

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  • Language: English
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan India
  • Genre: Non-Fiction
  • ISBN: 9789382616979, 9382616977
  • Edition: Tenth, 2017
  • Pages: 960
Description
Book of the Year - The Economist, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, Time Out and Outlook

Winner of the Sahitya Akademi Award

Ramachandra Guha�s India after Gandhi is a magisterial account of the pains, struggles, humiliations and glories of the world�s largest and least likely democracy. A riveting chronicle of the often brutal conflicts that have rocked a giant nation and of the extraordinary individuals and institutions who held it together, it established itself as a classic when it was first published in 2007.

In the last decade, India has witnessed, among other things, two general elections, the fall of the Congress and the rise of Narendra Modi, a major anti-corruption movement, more violence against women, Dalits and religious minorities, a wave of prosperity for some but the persistence of poverty for others, comparative peace in Nagaland but greater discontent in Kashmir than ever before. This tenth anniversary edition, revised and expanded, brings the narrative up to the present.

Published to coincide with seventy years of the country�s independence, this definitive history of modern India is the work of one of the world�s finest scholars at the height of his powers.

About the Author

Ramachandra Guha was born in Dehradun in 1958 and educated in Delhi and Calcutta. He has taught at the universities of Oslo, Stanford and Yale and at the Indian Institute of Science. He has been a Fellow of the Wissenschaftskolleg Zu Berlin and also served as the Indo-american Community Chair Visiting Professor at the University of California at Berkeley.

After a peripatetic academic career, with five jobs in ten years in three continents, Guha settled down to become a full-time writer, based in Bengaluru. His books cover a wide range of themes - They include a global history of environmentalism, a biography of an anthropologist-activist, a social history of Indian cricket and a social history of Himalayan peasants. His entire career, he says, seems in retrospect to have been an extended (and painful) preparation for the writing of India After Gandhi.

Guha�s books and essays have been translated into more than twenty languages. The prizes they have won include the UK Cricket Society�s Literary Award and the Leopold-hidy Prize of the American Society of Environmental History. In 2008, Prospect and Foreign Policy magazines nominated Guha as one of the world�s one hundred most influential intellectuals. In 2009, he was awarded the Padma Bhushan for services to literature and education. In 2015, he was awarded the Fukuoka Prize for contributions to Asian culture and scholarship.
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Book Details
  • Imprint
    • Picador India
  • Publication Year
    • 2017 July
  • Book Type
    • Non Fiction Book
Additional Features
  • Age Group
    • 18 - 99 Years
Dimensions
  • Width
    • 6.02 inches
  • Height
    • 9.21 inches
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Terrific purchase

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Excellent

The book is such an ordinary. One of the best book i have ever read till date.
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Awesome

Delivery was on time as committed.

Yet to complete reading the book. Loved it till now. Very well written by author heads off. Would recommend all to read.
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A must read

Beautifully wrote in brief the unbiased history of contemporary India since the dawn of independence...Guha at his best ... kudos Guha !!
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Best in the market!

have hard a lot about this book. Have been planning to buy it for a long time. thanks to Flipkart pay later that I could get it. written in the simple language and is a treat for those who love history...
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Value-for-money

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Brilliant

Guha is Guha... Aftrall
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Worth every penny

The book is really good. Recommended to everyone. Thanks Mr. Guha.
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Mind-blowing purchase

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Questions and Answers
Q:which time span of history in this book? i mean after 1947 to which year?
A:till present-day, i.e after modi won the election.
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Q:What new topics have been covered in this edition (as compared to the older edition)?
A:just one new chapter about modi and bjp.
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Q:What is the difference between white and black book of India after gandhi..
A:black one is updated version
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Q:is it covers total history of india?????
A:It covers history after 1947
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Q:Which is better from UPSC point of view : This or India Since Independence? (I don't care about author's biases... left or right.. I only want good marks in UPSC)
A:According to me India after Gandhi would be better
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Q:which book is latest?
A:if you meant edition than this is the latest edition last edited in 2016
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Q:is the book in novel format ......i mean does it has yellow pages?
A:yes
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Q:what is the page quality of this book is it same as market??
A:yes page quality is good
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Q:is the book good for upsc exam? ? I mean can I make some notes by this book? ?
A:some notes certainly...
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