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

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Harper Collins, 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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Extremely well researched and comprehensive. - Flipkart
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There are some very good photographs in the book. - Flipkart

India as we don't know it!

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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 ... Read full review

Good book to read

User Review  - Sachin Pradhan - Flipkart

If you are really interested in history of India after 1947, then this one is for you. Without being biased to any stream this book keeps you connected. 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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