India After Gandhi: The History Of The World's Largest Democracy
  • India After Gandhi: The History Of The World's Largest Democracy
  • India After Gandhi: The History Of The World's Largest Democracy
  • India After Gandhi: The History Of The World's Largest Democracy
ISBN: 0060958588
EAN13: 9780060958589
Language: English
Release Date: Aug 12, 2008
Pages: 944
Dimensions: 2.36" H x 9.06" L x 5.98" W
Weight: 2.03 lbs.
Format: Paperback

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Born against a background of privation and civil war and divided along lines of caste, language, and religion, the nation of India still became a united and democratic country. The story of India before and after independence is a riveting one, and India after Gandhi explores the protests and conflicts that helped shape the nation politically, socially, and economically.

The complete story of its creation and its modern history has never been told before, and never as clearly, or as engagingly, as in Ramachandra Guha's remarkable India after Gandhi. Moving between history and biography, Guha writes of the factors that have kept the country together, and provides fresh insights into the lives of legendary Prime Ministers and leaders, as well as lesser known Indians-peasants, women, workers, and Untouchables.

Ramachandra Guha was born in Dehradun in 1958, and educated in Delhi and Calcutta. He has taught at the universities of Oslo, Stanford and Yale, and at the Indian Institute of Science. He has been a Fellow of the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, and also served as the Indo-American Community Chair Visiting Professor at the University of California at Berkeley. Guha's books and essays have been translated into more than twenty languages. The prizes they have won include the U. K. Read More chevron_right

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