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  • Ramachandra Guha
  • English
Description

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.

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Specifications
  • Language
    • English
  • Publisher
    • Pan Macmillan
  • ISBN
    • 9780330540209
  • Publication Date
    • 2011-02-10
  • File Size
    • 3.82 MB
Ratings and Reviews
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5

Wonderful

Nice book...Better than bipan's
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MANISH YADAV

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13 May, 2017

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5

History made interesting

Beautifully written book by Ramchandra Guha. Must read for someone who wants to know India's journey from Independence to where it is today.

Very well researched and sprinkled with anecdotes make it a very interesting read
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Abi Jacob

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21 Jan, 2015

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an excellent discription of India

Mr Guha has provided an excellent discription and understanding of what India is today and why it is so in simple and lucid language. Well this book also answers a lot of "why" question about this country. A must read for those who want to dig into the logics of recent past, present and future happenings in India.
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RAJESH RANJAN

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4 Aug, 2014

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Brilliant book

Excellent book. Talks about aspects of India's history that are not taught in history books.

There are lot of things here that I did not know about.

I ordered it on the flipkart ebooks reader and it was seamless. :)
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Aditya Joshi

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9 Jul, 2014

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A tribute to the history of India post independence!

I expected much more than the knowledge i had gained about modern Indian history through Wikipedia (history and civics books 15 years back didnt definitely cover he last 6.5 decades in this much detail)... But, the way Ramchandra Guha has put across the relevant aspects of history that has gone behind the current concept of India is very exhilarating!
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Sudhakar Iyer

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6 Jul, 2014

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Exceptionally detailed history of India!! loved it..

First history book i read. it was worth the time spent. amazing language and details. i can only wonder how much effort guha would have put to complete this masterpiece.
i now know a lot more about my country, and its a wonderful feeling to have. thanks a lot guha for this wonderful book.
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Akhil T N

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17 Apr, 2014

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Must read for indians

Journey of our nation narrated beautifully
. Must read to understand how it was built and get an insight into the problems.
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Guruprasada Adamma

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15 Mar, 2014

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Modern History well Phrased

Do away with your curriculum book,here is the alternative of modern History of Indian Union.
Represented in very simplified and captivated manner.
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Pavan Kumar

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3 Feb, 2014

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Good content but language of a school level

Content is good. However author tries to force in his opinions without much support from time to time.

Language is also inconsistent and gives a feel of reading a school level book.
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Akash Singhal

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22 Dec, 2013

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