India After Gandhi

The History of the World's Largest Democracy [Hardcover] [Jul 10, 2017] Ramachandra Guha

Ranked #2 in Gandhi, Ranked #8 in Democracysee more rankings.

A magisterial account of the pains, the struggles, the humiliations, and the glories of the world's largest and least likely democracy, Ramachandra Guha's India After Gandhi is a breathtaking chronicle of the brutal conflicts that have rocked a giant nation and the extraordinary factors that have held it together. An intricately researched and elegantly written epic history peopled with larger-than-life characters, it is the work of a major scholar at the peak of his abilities... less

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Kaushik Basu As a book on recent India, it’s one of the best, maybe the best, that I’ve read – a mammoth amount of information, put together in a way that anybody can read. (Source)

Pankhuri Pathak If I were only allowed... One cuisine: Mughlai One author: J K Rowling One musician: Jagjeet Singh One season: Monsoon One city: Varanasi One game: Tekken 3 One book: India After Gandhi by Ramchandra Guha One movie: PS I Love You One colour: Black How about you? (Source)

Patrick French It gets right inside that period of the first few decades after independence in a way that I don’t think any other book does. (Source)

Lord Meghnad Desai This is a very detailed account of India over the past 60 years in one single volume. It is pro-Nehru, so it is a very secular view. (Source)

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