India Since Independence
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275 Reviews
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Good if you are preparing for UPSC but useless if you want an impartial view.

I,being a UPSC aspirant was recommended this book.very quickly i would write the review pointwise.


1.good insight into the govt. policies and will help in writing pro-govt. type of answers.
2.a strict NO if you want a neutral view of the happenings.( talks almost nothing abt the NDA Govt's achievements and brings up useless things to demean the nda govt. in kargil war and pokhran tests and other things )----reports about 1984 riots in half page and godhra riots in 4 pages.Also it defends la...
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Pranjal Pandey

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SUCCINCT IN TOTAL BUT LACKS IN ESSENTIAL

Good book to read who had great knowledge, for others one should be careful in reading it is a culmination of opinions not facts, Read it like an editorial in news paper. In my opinion History become more analytical now It is no more same as our Old scholars( authors) thinks, authors missed lot of points in this book and included which was irrelevant now. For more clarity opinions are fact based analysis and thoughts of a person, here person always environment ( Place(India,State,Didtrict..et...
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sanapala sitaramaraju

Certified Buyer, Vishakhapatnam

10 Nov, 2013

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Biased Writing

Though this book though sometimes gives a feel good factor about how everything went well in india.. but eventually readers are bound to feel that it is like a tribute to congress and gandhi family .. the whole agenda of books is to project anyone associated with congress as heroes. And people associated with BJP and RSS as communalists.

For instance of all the examples : in the starting of book Authors mention democraticaly chosen Govt of Kalyan singh as a rag tag coalition of criminals...
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Rahul Rai

29 Jul, 2013

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Highly recommended

one of the best book .. If you wanna know more about India and its struggle for independence.. just go for it.. must for upsc aspirants.
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4 Jun, 2018

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crap!

its a shit book which has a biased left to centre view of everything.
it has not understood the rss, the communist party, the jp movement or lal bahadhur shastri.
india after gandhi by ram chandra guha is far better factually, philosophically and ideologically
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Sujay Iyer

5 Oct, 2011

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Informative for the Ignorant but left-inclined.

I liked this book very much as it is very informative for people like me who hasn't got an in-depth idea of India's modern history but would like to have one. Though this book is a good read to gain knowledge, I found that the writers are biased towards left-leaning centrism. They do not have a single good word for the rightist forces who also had a major contribution towards India's development. As a historian, one ought to have unbiased opinions. And also, I felt no matter how bad a Congres...
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Baidurya Sen

18 Nov, 2011

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India since independence (bipin chandra) VS India after gandhi (guha) FOR UPSC IAS

PROS
1.explains various issues from academic POV i.e for writing answers in exam
2.if you check past years question paper of history optional direct quotes are picked up from this book to frame questions by UPSC

CONS
1.book doesnot give neutral point of view i.e tilted in favour of congress

BIPIN CHANDRA VS RAMCHANDRA GUHA
1.bipin chandra is academic book i.e helpful in writing answers whereas R.guha's book is a novel where you have to take out gist of the issue
2.bipin chandra does not gi...
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Raghav Govil

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27 Jul, 2014

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very basied and very poor book; dont waste your money:

this is what money can buy fame; for if you ask a writer to project you and your family and your party in this case congress and Nehru family. the write has done what we call intellectual prosti****n. who ever pay: get what he/she want. some day I will ask bipin candra to write about me or will I if have have consciousness?

There is no objectivity and balanced view no critical analysis.Its congress calisha like hanuman calisha more you read it more hanuman become stronger.

dont buy it fo...
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sunil kumar singh

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1 Jun, 2013

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Must read atleast once

The ideas that shaped our present political system are emereged from our past political thinkers and leaders who desigened the frame in which we are flourishing today. This book clearly mention the views and stands of post independent thinkers and leaders. Clearly mention the stand of Congress towards secular state, hindu and muslim ideologies, one can say that this book is little anti-RSS and pro congress in character, sometimes you can find that author is trying to defend the congress natio...
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Pranay Singh

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23 Feb, 2012

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informative but biased

The book certainly is not critical of the leftist forces and leaves the readers ignorant of the rightist wing that too had an undeniable impact in the making of modern India. There are few authors in India like Guha who are equally critical to the both Congress and BJP . The contributions of Golwalkar and Shyama Prasad Mookherjee in providing an alternative for the Congess has been neglected. None the less the book is a journey and account of the struggle and accomplishments of India since i...
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Ishan Jaiswal

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8 Jun, 2013

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