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

    The writer is biased to congress especially Nehru and Indra but it's a good book to read and understand modern history of india
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    Just okay

    Paper quality is not good.
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    Supratim Sarkar

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    Wonderful

    A truely wonderful book. History told in the form of storytelling. Have read it 3 times now.
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    Mind-blowing purchase

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    Decent product

    Nice book but a little lengthy...
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    Really Nice

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    Must buy!

    Best book on after independence
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    Must buy!

    Excellent book
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    Great book

    An awesome presentation of Indias History after Independence
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    Four Stars

    This book is good and highly informative.I came to know a lot about what has happened in post independence era after reading this book.But the paper quality is too worst.
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