Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda. What the author wrote about in the Prologue was the attitude that the West had about India’s Independence: But as of November , dire predictions have not come to pass. It has it’s shortcoming and there are points where the author’s personal views have influenced what should otherwise have been an objective record Nehru’s regime and later BJP’s hindutva but the sheer length and breadth of the content that Guha has presented here, is just so humbling and detailed. On reading India after Gandhi, the depth of those adjectives sink in.

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Why should a foreign endorsement be a function of our pride? Page 1 of 1 Start Over Page 1 of 1. Ramzchandra chief response was a desire to read more both by Nehru as well as about him.

For all its imperfections and shortcomings, India has survived this long, and shall survive long enough that it will come to be seen as a country that has always been a democracy.

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Detailed and lucid this book is a treat to all those who are interested in the “idea of India”. Historian Ramachandran Guha, the author of Environmentalism: All of it is fascinating and none of it is quite enough.

Gujarati speakers did not want the city of Bombay to join ramachandea state of Maharashtra. India has resisted pressures to go in the other direction, to follow Israel and Pakistan by favoring atfer who adhere to a india after gandhi ramachandra guha ebook faith or speak a particular language. But then again his mention about “Entertainment Achievements” like Amitabh at Tussads, might just put you off! Father and son are at each xfter throats; Brother fights Brother. Other editions – View all India After Gandhi: This kind of thing is inevitably always only a skimming of the surface, even if it is pages long.


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Domestic terrorism had its share, for good! A political treatise glorifying the Nehru-Gandhi Family!!!

Idealism and visionary thinking have been eroded with corruption and single-minded politics. Scoring high on facts, the language is simple yet powerful.

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India is a nation that is not often written about in Western literature, and is often overshadowed by China’s economic dominance. He succeeds magnificently by furnishing an insightful post-independence albeit Nehruvian narrative history of India that sheds light on the unprecedented miracle that is the Indian nation-state.

Starting from drawing the constitution to uniting the states, origin and ideologies of emerging political parties Thanks to you all!

In the initial decades things were decidedly better than they are now. So there has been a huge gap of almost 50 years in my knowledge about my own country from the time of independence to the time when I started reading newspapers zealously. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a inndia to download the free Kindle App.


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In spite of India being centre stage, felt this book was about two protagonists – Nehru and Indira. Rather than taking grievances to the courts, or to the paralyzed government system, citizens take to the streets in riots that quickly turn violent. Loved reading this gem. There was no scarcity for secessionist claims either. May 22, obh rated it it was amazing Shelves: The book is fairly detailed and chronicles all the major events that have unfolded in past 68 years of its independence.

I was just overwhelmed by how this author, who writes extremely well, is setting out to make a narrative of the history of these years in India, to suggest what the underlying things were that made this so improbable thing come about. The book is rich in detail and the writing style of Guha is brilliant and makes the book a india after gandhi ramachandra guha ebook interesting read.

The following timeless lines by Ghalib very well express this dilemma: He successfully ended the Sikh insurrection, and the issues with the Mizo and Naga tribes. A compilation of events and just that.