- Paperback: 960 pages
- Publisher: Picador; Indian ed edition (14 August 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0330505548
- ISBN-13: 978-0330505543
- Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 15.2 x 4.6 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (300 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #181 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
India After Gandhi: The History of the World's Largest Democracy Paperback – 14 Aug 2008
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About the Author
Ramachandra Guha is a historian with major interests in the field of social, environmental, political and cricket history. Guha holds a B.A. degree in Economics from St. Stephen's College (1977) and is a post graduate from the Delhi School of Economics with a fellowship from the IIM- Calcutta. He has won the Padma Bhushan Award, R.K. Narayan Prize and the U.K. Cricket Society's Literary Award. Ramachandra Guha is an avid columnist along with being an author of books like the Picador Book of Cricket, Patriots and Partisans and the Wickets in the East.
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Top Customer Reviews
The book is written subjectively with references and views from many sides and the author judiciously provides his own opinion.
I also recommend this book to non Indians to know the truly remarkable story of 1 billion people.
As per the contents, I have started reading and to my surprise its nothing like educational history books which makes us yawn and sleep ( that happened during my school days) Its more like a Novel, a story book. Easy language.
I'm going to read more, Perhaps.
This book gives me an detailed insight of the contributions these greats and some not so great individuals and events that have contributed. Now I cherish the independence,the Fundamental rights and secularism in this country which was a result of their efforts.
Well researched and compiled for easy read. the Book is written like a story book where India is the protagonist. Flow is superb Does not limit itself to politics also takes through business, Indias development also how the indians were entertained.
Though the book was mammoth in size but it ws a interseting reading.I felt it was linient towards Nehru, which I may be wrong.
I would say a fantastic contibution to Indian History.
Thanks to Amazon for the discounted price during Independecs day sale and quick delivery
It covers the history of the largest and most difficult to comprehend democracy on the globe which has been missed in all the history text books. Whatever I knew before reading this readers' delight was based on what I had heard from the seniors in our society.. but they can also have a very biased stance on the incidents that happened in India.
Ramachandra Guha does his best by giving an equivocal perspective on each and every important event of post Independent India.
Though, Amazon's Delivery was bang on in time (read within 48 hours)... I was a bit disappointed by the condition of the book.. as it looked to be a tad old...
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book is almost like a novel. I bought it for the preparation for Civil Services exam. Once I picked up the book, I just could not stop reading it. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Gaurav Sharma
Contrary to perception i didnt find it biased or anti BJP..anti right wong offcourse...lots of important takes from the book..Published 19 days ago by shashwat verma
Mr. Ramachandra has very well explained each and every event of post 1857.Published 21 days ago by Rajat
Book no doubt is awesome... I received a book which looked like old one... On lateral side have some patches looking like mud.. Read morePublished 26 days ago by Amazon Customer