Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Told in lucid and beautiful prose, the story of Indias wild ride since independence is a riveting one. Guha explores the dramatic protests and conflicts that have shaped modern India, but he writes also of the factors that have kept the country together. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
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. This remarkable book tells the full story—the pain and the struggle, the humiliations and the glories—of the world's largest and least likely democracy.
Ramachandra Guha writes compellingly of the myriad protests and conflicts that have peppered the history of free India. But he writes also of the factors and processes that have kept the country together (and kept it democratic), defying numerous prophets of doom who believed that its poverty and heterogeneity would force India to break up or come under autocratic rule. Once the Western world looked upon India with a mixture of pity and contempt; now it looks upon India with fear and admiration.
Moving between history and biography, this story of modern India is peopled with extraordinary characters. Guha gives fresh insights on the lives and public careers of those long-serving prime ministers Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi. There are vivid sketches of the major "provincial" leaders whose province was as large as a European country: the Kashmiri rebel turned ruler Sheikh Abdullah; the Tamil film actor turned politician M. G. Rama-chandran; the Naga secessionist leader Angami Zapu Phizo; the socialist activist Jayaprakash Narayan. But the book also writes with feeling and sensitivity about lesser known (though not necessarily less important) Indians—peasants, tribals, women, workers and musicians.
Massively researched and elegantly written, India After Gandhi is at once a magisterial account of India's rebirth and the work of a major scholar at the height of his powers.
About the Author:
Ramachandra Guha has taught at the University of Oslo, Stanford, Yale, and the Indian Institute of Science. His books and essays have been translated into more than twenty languages, and his prizes include the UK Cricket Society's Literary Award and the Leopold-Hidy Prize of the American Society of Environmental History.
Buchbeschreibung Ecco, 2007. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used: Very Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SONG0060198818
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Buchbeschreibung Ecco / Harper Collins, 2007. Hard Cover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. First Edition. 893pp. Heavy over sized hardback with DJ, VG, paper has turned light brown, index, b&w photos, stated First Edition, maps, Includes: Picking up the pieces, Nehru's India, Shaking the centre, The rise of populism, History of events, Buchnummer des Verkäufers w160220671
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Buchbeschreibung Ecco Press, New York, 2008. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. 8vo pp. xviii 893."Moving between history and biography, this story of modern India is peopled with extraordinary characters. Guha gives fresh insights on the lives and public careers of those long-serving prime ministers Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi. There are vivid sketches of the major "provincial" leaders whose province was as large as a European country:. book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers A01346