The Idea of India

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Macmillan, Jun 4, 1999 - History - 263 pages
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The key book on India in the postnuclear era, with a new Introduction by the author.Our appreciation of the importance of India can only increase in light of the recent revelations of its nuclear capabilities. Sunil Khilnani's exciting, timely study addresses the paradoxes and ironies of this, the world's largest democracy. Throughout his penetrating, provocative work, he illuminates this fundamental issue: Can the original idea of India survive its own successes?

 

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User Review  - RajivC - LibraryThing

I liked this book a lot when I first read it in 1997. at that time I found it fascinating. To me, it was a seminal book, and my 3 star rating may be a but unfair, since I have given this book a three ... Read full review

THE IDEA OF INDIA

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A profound meditation on the meaning and significance of India, which, Khilnani (Politics/Univ. of London) argues, has a far wider relevance than it is conventional to suppose. The relevance comes in ... Read full review

Contents

ideas of india
1
democracy
15
temples of the future
61
cities
107
who is an Indian?
150
the garb of modernity
196
References
209
Index
243
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Sunil Khilnani, born in New Delhi and educated at Cambridge University, teaches politics at Birkbeck College, University of London. The author of Arguing Revolution, he is at work on a biography of Nehru (forthcoming from FSG).

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