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India is a story of hope and despair, darkness and light, chaos and glory.
Ramachandra Guha narrates the story of creation and progress of modern India with a well-researched elegance. In India After Gandhi, Guha provides a fresh insight to the captivating story of India. He provides a volume of details on the nation’s longest serving Prime Ministers as well as about the lesser known and marginalized people of India - the peasants, workers and tribals.
This book focuses on the conflicts as well as the triumphs that India has seen since independence. The bloodshed of the Partition, the humiliating defeat against the Chinese, the miracle of the Indian elections, the dark days of Emergency, the triumph of the Bangladesh liberation are all chronicled in this book.
The book was an instant critical success after its publication, and it was hailed as 'Book of the Year' by Outlook, The Wall Street Journal and The Economist. It even won the Sahitya Akademi award for English in the year 2011.
About the Author
Ramachandra Guha can best be described as a multi-faceted personality. His interests include cricket, history, environment and politics. He also writes columns for well-known Indian newspapers.
He an alumnus of the Doon School, St Stephen’s College in Delhi and IIM Kolkatta, and has taught at several universities including Stanford, Oslo, Yale and the Indian Institute of Science.
Guha has also authored other popular books, including The Fissured Land: An Ecological History of India, Wickets in the East, Spin and other Turns, The Picador Book of Cricket, The Last Liberal and other essays.
Ramachandra Guha has also been bestowed with many awards through the course of his career, like the Leopold-Hidy Prize by the American Society for Environmental History in 2001, R K Narayan Prize in 2003, Padma Bhushan in 2009 and Sahitya Akademi Award in 2011.
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Lucid reading of India's last 60 years
As lucid an explanation of all important things happened to India since Independence, as you can get. Leaves feeling you nice about our country and not negative
Book was good quality as expected