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India After Gandhi (English, Paperback, Guha Ramachandra)

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India After Gandhi  (English, Paperback, Guha Ramachandra)

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  • Language: English
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • Genre: History
  • ISBN: 9780330505543, 9780330505543
  • Pages: 928
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India after Gandhi: The History of the World’s Largest Democracy, written by Ramachandra Guha, is a compelling account of how India has been growing immensely as a nation despite its issues and diversity. The book especially talks about the contributions of great leaders in building the largest democracy in the world, which is still functioning as the best and the most interesting in the world.

Summary of the Book

Dr. Guha’s scholarly genius is proved yet again in this authoritative work. Although the country has gone through and is still facing caste, class, religion and caste issues among others, it is still making its progress as the most interesting and the largest democracy in the world. It has not yielded to autocratic rule, nor has it doomed due to heterogeneity and poverty, like many had predicted. The book, while talking about history, also brings out the biographies of some of the extraordinary leaders, including Gandhi, and Nehru. The book also describes the political lives of Sheikh Abdullah, M. G. Ramachandran, Angami Zapu Phizo, and Jayaprakash Narayan among others.

About Ramachandra Guha

Ramachandra Guha is one of the most revered Indian historian and writer. He is well known for his books: India after Gandhi, Makers of Modern India, and Gandhi before India. Dr. Guha completed his fellowship at the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta and he currently serves as the Sundaraja Visiting Professor in the Humanities at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. He is also a columnist for Hindustan Times and The Telegraph. He has been honoured with the prestigious Padma Bhushan and Sahitya Akademi Award among several other recognitions. He currently resides in Bangalore.

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  • Picador
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  • UPSC
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  • B.A(History), B.A(English)
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  • 1 mm
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  • 500 gr
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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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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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Sudhiir Krishnan

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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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Dec, 2013

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Fair

Got it in just Rs.152/- Delivery was late because of huge orders during the big billion days period. Anyway, the delivery was smooth. Now coming to the main issue. The book is good no doubt. It is helpful for knowing our country's past. Also it is much helpful for writing answers in the exam (university exams or upsc). But it is a biased book, the author (I will not use the term 'historian' as there is no objectivity/unbiasness in his writing) shows his personal hate against the BJP & some Hi...
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Sebak Biswas

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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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Just wow!

one of the best books in market to get a knowledge about the events that happened after the independence in a very lucid and thought provoking manner! one must go for it, if he/she loves history/politics. Book of the Millennium. Guha at his best!
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Sujit Subham

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India as we don't know it!

Read this book for many reasons:

1. To know how diverse we are!
2. To comprehend the fact that some things which are taken for granted by relatively younger generation is actually not so straight forward.
3. To appreciate the efforts that have gone into making India what it is today.
4. To understand the context of a lot of political events since Independence.

A must read if you remotely like to think before making sweeping statements about politics. This book force you to think and that is...
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Shadan Khan

Sep, 2014

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Fabulous!

Guys I saved this book in my wishlist a few days back, the price was rs. 498 but i bought it for rs. 159 on the first day of big billion days offer, wait for the price drop if you don't want it right away. Anyway i just started reading it, as a book lover I can tell this book is very informative. If you really want to know about our political history, this book is your Bible. However I am not suggesting this book as a Civil Service material. For UPSC you better go with the suggestions of topp...
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Debajit Karmakar

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Finally authentic history writing has arrived in India

Since ages, India has been quite bad in recording her history. Most of our ancient history, as we read in books, is not authentic, because it's not based on any recorded history. It's mainly based on fragments from scriptures or other religious books, whose historicity and authenticity can't be vouched for. A good example is the Mahabharata, which is believed to be written by Ganesha, as narrated by Vyasa. No one knows correctly who the original author was or how this was written where as the...
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Sandeep Sen

Jul, 2013

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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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Niranjan Jadhavrao

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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: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:no of pages?
A:extent 960
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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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Q:which book is best for studying civil service exams?? whether this book or india since independence by bipin chandra ???
A:this is best but you should read this if you have lot of time to go in deep so if don't have that much time you should go through the bipin chandra.
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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:how many pages are there in this book
A:it has around 900 pages
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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:can I buy old addition book,that is useful in present time
A:YES SURE BUT IT WOULD BE BETTER IF YOU BUY UPDATED VERSION FOR PRESENT TIME.
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