India After Gandhi

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August 2008



Born 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. 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.


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.


Guha sees India as well on its way to finding its rightful place in the sun -- Christian Science Monitor
EAN: 9780330396110
ISBN: 0330396110
Untertitel: The History of the World's Largest Democracy. Illustrations, maps, ports. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Pan Macmillan
Erscheinungsdatum: August 2008
Seitenanzahl: 300 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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