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    India After Gandhi The History Of The Worlds Largest Democracy (English, Paperback, Ramachandra Guha)

    India After Gandhi The History Of The Worlds Largest Democracy  (English, Paperback, Ramachandra Guha)

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    Features
    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Picador
    • ISBN: 9780330505543, 0330505548
    • Edition: 2008
    • Pages: 944
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    Description

    India After Gandhi: The History Of The World's Largest Democracy is an intricately researched book that captures India’s triumphs and failures in the last sixty years.

    Summary Of The Book

    India After Gandhi: The History Of The World's Largest Democracy, published in 2007, takes an in-depth look into the history of this country, since its independence from the British Raj in 1947. The author has skillfully reconstructed the last six decades of India’s past. Guha explains how the country was divided by religion, caste, language, and yet it established itself as an independent, united, and democratic nation.

    India After Gandhi: The History Of The World's Largest Democracy studies the conflicts and glories that the world’s largest and least likely democracy has gone through. This book focuses on the integration of Muslims and Hindus post-partition, the defeat against the Chinese, and the extraordinary execution of elections. Guha has also given fresh insights into the life of India’s first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru. This book also focuses on Indira Gandhi’s resolve lead to the liberation of Bangladesh. Furthermore, the book speaks of the dark days of the Emergency, which lead to the abolishment of civil liberties and judicial independence. In addition to analysing well-known personalities, Guha has also covered the lives of farmers, musicians, tribals, and workers.

    India After Gandhi: The History Of The World's Largest Democracy presents the contrasting picture of India, and shows readers how India’s strength lies in its democracy. The book has been meticulously researched, and beautifully written. It won the Sahitya Akademi Award for English in 2011, and has been chosen as the Book of the Year by The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, and Outlook.

    About Ramachandra Guha

    Ramachandra Guha, born in 1958, is an Indian author, columnist, and historian. He specializes in cricket, social, environmental and political history.

    Guha is the author of The Picador Book of Cricket, Patriots & Partisans, Wickets in the East, and Gandhi Before India.

    The author graduated with a BA degree in Economics from St. Stephen's College in 1977, and then joined the Delhi School of Economics to complete his post graduation. Guha completed a Fellowship programme from IIM-Calcutta, and for the next fifteen years taught at Berkeley, Stanford University, Yale University, the Indian Institute of Science, amongst others. In 2011, he became the Philippe Roman Chair in History and International Affairs at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Guha is a columnist for Hindustan Times and The Telegraph. His books have been translated into twenty languages, and he is the recipient of the 2009 Padma Bhushan Award. He has also won the R. K. Narayan Prize, and the U.K. Cricket Society’s Literary Award. Guha lives with his wife, and their two children.

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      • 2008
    • Exam
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      • Ramachandra Guha
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      • B.A(English), B.A(History)
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    Detailed account of india between 1950-2007

    I liked the way Ramachandra Guha has chronicled the development of India right since independence. Its a beautiful narrative and the book is a very detailed account of India since independence. Ramchandra guha is a Nehruvian. He writes equally about Hinduism but as the book proceeds he continues more to give it a bashing like a secularist. The book is very long. Guha has done extensive research in order to write this book. The book is one of the most comprehensive one and traces a history and...
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    Best book about India's modern history

    India After Gandhi: The History of the World's Largest Democracy is one of the best non-fiction books I have ever read. As the name suggests, this book deals with Indian history after 1947 and history assumes the form a of a story in this book. It is not everyday that you want a voluminous history book to never end. I wonder why Indian history post independence is not taught in schools. In my opinion, this book is a must read for anyone wishing to know about India's modern and contemporary hi...
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    Kartik Rewar

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    Not for UPSC. But definitely good read for today's youth on the turmoil called Independent India.

    As the author himself notes, India is an experiment in democracy. That so since nobody has embarked on such an notion of a nation without a common feeling of nation-state like Europe with so many diversities. But yet we are still together and united. The turmoils and challenges after independence has been described in great detail and it is a wonderful read.

    But caution to those, who suggest this book to cover the topic of " Post-Independence consolidation of India" for the UPSC exam. This ...
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    Shiva Ram

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    9 Dec, 2013

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    Very poor paper quality.. seems like a pirated one..!! :(

    As always, Flipkart is amazing with delivery of the books with delivering India After Gandhi at my Office in less thatn 24 hours of placing the order..
    But to my surprise, the paper quality of the Paperback book is so poor that I am forced to think that it is as bad as pirated books...
    5 stars to delivery and Zero for book paper quality... :(
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    Shaikh Zoaib

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    9 May, 2013

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    A good reading

    If you are interested about knowing and reading about Indian History after Independence or say Mahatama Gandhi than you must read the book.
    A lot research and personnel interviews and experiences has been put forward by the writer in such a way that you would like to go through the whole books as soon as possible.
    At some places you will be feeling yourself leaving with the events.
    I think a must for the History part of your study.
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    Anoop Singh

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    22 Jun, 2013

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    great book

    ‘India after Gandhi’ is a celebration of the survival of the Indian nation. Reading this book is like finishing a long journey- arduous but extremely exciting. It is a journey I’d recommend to each and every one.
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    krishnaswamy velayudham

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    The most comprehensive study on India post-independence

    It is a must read book for anyone who is interested in Indian History post 1947.

    The book has reasons for India's current Cultural, political and economic status.

    The gives detailed accounts of various major and a lot unknown events that affected the course of history.

    Author gets the credit for writing the book in a manner that makes it a very easy read.
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    Gaurang Jhunjhunwala

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    Quite a good insight into India after Independence....

    This is my first non-fiction. I bought it because I got bored with fiction and wanted to shift to Non-fiction. As it turned out this book was a good choice for starting a non-fiction. The author gave quite a good insights into the India after Independence. It was like reading a story. Because of its continuity and the nature of the issues addressed by the author it is an interesting book to anyone who is curious about the recent past of India. Although it took quite an effort to complete the ...
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    SATEESH PABBA

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    17 Sep, 2012

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    awesome, lil pro congress

    The language is gripping, you will surely not feel like reading an old school history book. Few starting pages dedicated to constituent assembly debates are good to read especially for law students. Good and bad sides of Pt. nehru is very well depicted. Guha makes u form ur own opinion about him and you almost start loving or hating him by your own thinking. But some of the great leaders have been given very less importance like Rajendra Prasad, Lal Bahadur Shastri (especially controversy of...
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    Parth Sarthi

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    22 Apr, 2012

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    Biased, but which history book isn't?

    Written in a clear and interesting manner, but the pro congress viewpoint and blind idolization of Nehru is irritating at points. Ignores many of the other great organisations that have played such prominent roles in Indian political history.
    Should be titled "A history of congress rule in India".

    On the pro side, if you read it with the understanding that it is biased, it yields many interesting things for further reading and research. A good starting point if you are interested in a short ...
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    Dr vineet

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