India After Gandhi: The History of the World's Largest Democracy

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HarperCollins, Aug 12, 2008 - History - 944 pages
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Amagisterial account of the pains, the struggles, the humiliations, and the glories of the world's largest and least likely democracy, Ramachandra Guha's India After Gandhi is a breathtaking chronicle of the brutal conflicts that have rocked a giant nation and the extraordinary factors that have held it together. An intricately researched and elegantly written epic history peopled with larger-than-life characters, it is the work of a major scholar at the peak of his abilities.

  

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Very few books deal with post independent India. We have to get our facts as snippets from civics, politics and economics But this book shoots right at the hoop with detailed analysis and facts that ... Read full review

Contents

Minding the Minorities
365
THE RISE OF POPULISM
387
Leftward Turns
417
The Elixir of Victory
445
The Rivals
466
Autumn of the Matriarch
491
Life Without the Congress
519
Democracy in Disarray
542

NEHRUS INDIA
135
The Biggest Gamble in History
137
Home and the World
160
Redrawing the Map
189
The Conquest of Nature
209
The Law and the Prophets
233
Securing Kashmir
249
Tribal Trouble
267
The Southern Challenge
287
The Experience of Defeat
306
Peace in Our Time
342
This Son Also Rises
569
Rights
597
Riots
624
Rulers
651
Riches
682
A Peoples Entertainments
709
Why India Survives
733
Acknowledgements
761
Index
859
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About the author (2008)

Ramachandra Guha has taught at the University of Oslo, Stanford, Yale, and the Indian Institute of Science. His books and essays have been translated into more than twenty languages, and his prizes include the UK Cricket Society's Literary Award and the Leopold-Hidy Prize of the American Society of Environmental History.

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