Born against a background of privation and civil war, divided along lines of caste, class, language and religion, independent India emerged, somehow, as a united and democratic country. Ramachandra Guha’s hugely acclaimed book tells the full story - the pain and the struggle, the humiliations and the glories - of the world’s largest and least likely democracy.
While India is sometimes the most exasperating country in the world, it is also the most interesting. Ramachandra Guha writes compellingly of the myriad protests and conflicts that have peppered the history of free India. Moving between history and biography, the story of modern India is peopled with extraordinary characters. Guha gives fresh insights on the lives and public careers of those longserving Prime Ministers, Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi. But the book also writes with feeling and sensitivity about lesser known (though not necessarily less important) Indians - peasants, tribals, women, workers and musicians.
Massively researched and elegantly written, India After Gandhi is a remarkable account of India’s rebirth, and a work already hailed as a masterpiece of single volume history.
13 May, 2017
History made interesting
21 Jan, 2015
an excellent discription of India
4 Aug, 2014
9 Jul, 2014
A tribute to the history of India post independence!
6 Jul, 2014
Exceptionally detailed history of India!! loved it..
Akhil T N
17 Apr, 2014
Must read for indians
15 Mar, 2014
Modern History well Phrased
3 Feb, 2014
Good content but language of a school level
22 Dec, 2013