India After Gandhi: The History of the World's Largest Democracy (Google eBook)
Born against a background of privation and civil war, divided along lines of caste, class, language and religion, independent India emerged, somehow, as a united and democratic country. Ramachandra Guha’s hugely acclaimed book tells the full story - the pain and the struggle, the humiliations and the glories - of the world’s largest and least likely democracy.
While India is sometimes the most exasperating country in the world, it is also the most interesting. Ramachandra Guha writes compellingly of the myriad protests and conflicts that have peppered the history of free India. Moving between history and biography, the story of modern India is peopled with extraordinary characters. Guha gives fresh insights on the lives and public careers of those longserving Prime Ministers, Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi. But the book also writes with feeling and sensitivity about lesser known (though not necessarily less important) Indians - peasants, tribals, women, workers and musicians.
Massively researched and elegantly written, India After Gandhi is a remarkable account of India’s rebirth, and a work already hailed as a masterpiece of single volume history.
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Review: India After Gandhi: The History of the World's Largest DemocracyUser Review - Shweta Rathi - Goodreads
Amazing read. I am highly impressed by the writing style. It touches on various aspects of India (not just political), For me personally it was a great resource of knowledge about not just politics ... Read full review
Review: India After Gandhi: The History of the World's Largest DemocracyUser Review - Thefirstidiot - Goodreads
I'm not normally a fan of non fiction, but for any Indian child from the 80s this is a must. The history we are taught ends at independence and I discovered (to my shame), i had no clue what happens ... Read full review
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