INDIA AFTER GANDHI: The History of the World's Largest Democracy

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India is indeed the world's largest democracy. But, writes essayist Guha, the question is, what sort of democracy?India's first postindependence government was marked by Jawaharlal Nehru's admirable determination, in the face of the violence accompanying the partition of India and Pakistan, to establish India as "a democratic secular State where all citizens enjoy full rights and are equally ... Read full review

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India after Gandhi is a great work by Ramchandra Guha. His lucid writing style make this book highly readable and interesting. His work throws light on India as a nation in making. He has shown the problem which India was facing during initial years and discussed about those people who could make this possible to emerge India as the largest and most successful democracy in the world. He also write about those factors that have kept the country together after independence and made the prediction of Winston Churchill wrong. 

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