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4.1 out of 5 stars
India Since Independence
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TOP 50 REVIEWERon 2 September 2017
The book deserves 5 stars 🤓 but this "New Edition" has nothing new 😑 ! Detailed review [check pictures].
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About the book:
This book serves as a continuation to the much read book "India's Struggle For Independence" by the same author (Bipan Chandra). Since India's Struggle for Independence roughly covers the period from 1857 till 1947, this book (India since Independence) important developments from independence till first decade of the 21st century.

Authors:
Mr Bipan Chandra needs no introduction. He is a pioneer of History and his interpretation of Indian History is considered the most relevant version. He contributed to the NCERTs and various other publication. He was awarded Padma Bhushan and also served as the director of National Book Trust. But since he is no more, further contribution will be done by co-authors only.
The other two contributors are also experts of their field.

Content:
The book is written in a very simple format and a lucid style of writing. It is not meant for scholars and anyone with interest in India's recent past can go through it. No background needed, whatsoever and you would definitely enjoy reading it. It discusses various political, social, economic and cultural dimensions of India's recent history. Various political parties and their handling of the affairs of their time has been elaborated. Some people may find it political but it not possible to be apolitical while writing political history and the author uses his conscience to deliver the best. It also introduces the governance challenges in the nation and what the future may have for us.
In short, it is a journey into India's ship sailing through the ups and downs of time. An alternate to this book is the one written by Ramchandra Guha : India After Gandhi: The History of the World's Largest Democracy

Is there anything New in the recent version? (Launched in August, 2017)
NO. Everything is same. [CHECK PICTURES]
- Only difference is the cover page has been freshened up.

So no need to buy the new version if you have the old one. Both have same number of pages and same content.
I recommend this book to UPSC aspirants in particular since it will be easier to comprehend this one once you finish doing Modern India from "India's Struggle for Independence".

Thanks for your time in reading this review. :) Jai Hind.
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on 18 November 2017
1)Rational, incisive analysis.
2)Mostly unbiased except Gandhi
3)major issue with analysis is that inefficient administration in the country and failure of delivery by government specially on land reforms and other social-economic goals are justified in the name of Democracy.
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on 9 November 2017
got for half price
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on 12 October 2017
good
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on 26 September 2017
Too much detailed. A Scholarly book.
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on 13 November 2017
Good
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on 14 September 2017
Its awesome book for civil service exam....bt give Expired Kindle coupons with books..
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on 15 October 2017
Awesome book...
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on 16 November 2017
Received on time.. product detail cover image is not same as received book.
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on 10 November 2017
Paper quality really bad
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