Makers of Modern India (PB)

Makers of Modern India (PB) (English, Paperback, Ramachandra Guha)

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Makers of Modern India (PB)  (English, Paperback, Ramachandra Guha)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: PENGUIN
    • ISBN: 9780143419242, 0143419242
    • Edition: 1st Edition, 2012
    • Pages: 568
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    India has a vast political history which is changing everyday according to the leaders that come and those who manage to make a mark. The book is about each of these thinkers and activists who have strived to make their presence felt in our democracy.

    Summary of the Book

    This book gives us an idea of the complexity of our democracy and the many activist and thinkers that it has seen in its many years of existence. It talks about Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru and even Dr. Ambedkar and their efforts to bring justice to our nation. Apart from them, the book also recognizes and appreciates the way the lesser known activists who also fought to bring about a just political system in our country. It gives detailed information on these leader and fighters who fought for what we call the Modern India. It also talks about themes like race, caste, religion, language, gender, nationality and the like which affected the nation.

    About the Author

    Ramachandra Guha is a writer and an Indian Historian. He has been a columnist for The Telegraph and Hindustan Times. He finished his education at The Doon School. He has written several books like India After Gandhi, The Unquiet Woods, A Corner of a Foreign Field, How Much Should A Person Consume? and Environmentalism.

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    Imprint
    • PENGUIN
    Publication Year
    • 2012
    University Books Details
    Degree/Diploma
    • B. Com
    Specialization
    • B.A(Sociology), Commerce
    Subject
    • Principles and Functions of Management
    Term
    • 2nd Year
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    A quick walk into the minds of great thinkers!!

    Well the title is mis-leading with many "makers" which Mr Guha mentioned in the book didn't have significant impact on the society.It wold be better titled with "Thinkers of modern India"
    However,the book is a marvellous compilation of some of the greatest thinkers ranging from 18th century to present day.One will be amazed while sneaking into the minds of 18th century thinkers and writers with their clarity of thoughts and broad view.
    Tarabai Shinde,Hamid Dalwai, EV Swamy and other less popu...
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    Jinesh Parakh

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    26 Apr, 2014

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    Misleading title

    As per author 'Makers of Modern India' have
    - original thinking
    - wealth of literature(books/articles/speeches)

    This leaves out people who
    1. Made modern india, but didn't write literature(Sardar Patel)
    2. Wrote literatures but author didn't find it to be original (Leftists, Naxals).

    It also includes people who happen to have written literature(with original thinking) even if they didn't have any impact on society(Tarabai Shinde & Hamid Dalawi)

    Overall armchair thinkers have been credite...
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    Ganesh Bhosle

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    Super!

    A very good bool for the study of our freedom fighters and their ideology, thoughts and the decisions which shaped India today
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    Abhijeet Nath

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    Excellent

    good quality book
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    Neetu Ohlyan

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    Good

    Good
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    Ganesh Tiwari

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    Wonderful

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    Worth every penny

    This book is just awesome... Recommended for political readers like me!
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    Terrific purchase

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    Really Nice

    Very satisfying experience with Flipkart. Great book! Hassle free delivery.
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    Rahul Devnath

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    31 May, 2017

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    Excellent

    Every Indian should be want and read this greatest book. Definetly this book was one of contribute his excellent work
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    29 May, 2017

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