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It is a book that will transform you from semi-literates to literates.
22 June 2018
If telling a story is an art, Ramachandra Guha Sir is an indispensible master of it. Through is writing he has yet again proved that ' Simplicity is the best form of Sophistication'.
Although it's a huge novel of around 800 pages, but once you sit with it you get so engrossed that you just can't leave it in between. Maybe it's not the best book if you are preparing for any competitive exam but otherwise it is certainly a book every Indian must read -wonderfully and deeply researched consolidated form of post independent history of India.
"No Other Book" comes even close in describing the events of 70 years journey of Independent India and how it has shaped our present. It's not just about the political history but talks about real meaning of democracy to a common man , freedom of speech, ethnicity, communalism, federalism , culture and other similar aspects.
This is the most authentic source to know about the actual facts for any lay man instead of reading the manipulated history told by politicians via speeches and social networking platforms.
It is a book that will transform you from semi-literates to literates as far as post independent history is concerned. And only semi-literates can be manipulated by the discourses established with an agenda and not based on facts.