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    DescriptionBorn against a background of privation and civil war, divided along lines of caste, class, language and religion, independent India emerged, somehow, as a united and democratic country. Ramachandra Guha's hugely acclaimed book tells the full story - the pain and the struggle, the humiliations and the glories - of the world's largest and least likely democracy. While India is sometimes the most exasperating country in the world, it is also the most interesting. Ramachandra Guha writes compellingly of the myriad protests and conflicts that have peppered the history of free India. Moving between history and biography, the story of modern India is peopled with extraordinary characters. Guha gives fresh insights on the lives and public careers of those longserving Prime Ministers, Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi. But this book also writes with feeling and sensitivity about lesser known (though not necessarily less important) Indians - peasants, tribals, women, workers and musicians. Massively researched and elegantly written, "India After Gandhi" is a remarkable account of India's rebirth, and a work already hailed as a masterpiece of single volume history.


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    Title
    India After Gandhi
    Subtitle
    The History of the World's Largest Democracy
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ramachandra Guha
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 300
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 197 mm
    Thickness: 40 mm
    Weight: 597 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780330396110
    ISBN 10: 0330396110
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25580
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJF
    BISAC V2.8: HIS017000
    DC22: 954.04
    Thema V1.0: NHF
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations, maps, ports.
    Publisher
    Pan MacMillan
    Imprint name
    Pan Books
    Publication date
    01 August 2008
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Ramachandra Guha's books cover a wide range of themes: they include a global history of environmentalism, a biography of an anthropologist-activist, a social history of Indian cricket, and a social history of Himalayan peasants. His entire career, he says, seems in retrospect to have been an extended (and painful) preparation for the writing of India After Gandhi.
    Review quote
    Guha sees India as well on its way to finding its rightful place in the sun -- Christian Science Monitor