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India after Gandhi

the history of the world's largest democracy

1st ed.
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This edition was published in by Ecco in New York.

Written in English

893 pages

Born in privation and civil war, divided by 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. Social historian Guha writes of the protests and conflicts that have peppered the history of free India, but also of the factors and processes that have kept the country together (and kept it democratic), defying numerous prophets of doom who believed that it would break up or come under autocratic rule. This story of modern India is peopled with extraordinary characters: Guha gives fresh insights on the lives and public careers of the long-serving prime ministers, but also writes with feeling and sensitivity about the major provincial leaders and other lesser known (though not necessarily less important) Indians--peasants, tribals, women, workers and musicians.--From publisher description.

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India After Gandhi: The History of the World's Largest Democracy
August 12, 2008, Harper Perennial
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India After Gandhi: The History of the World's Largest Democracy
July 24, 2007, Ecco
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India after Gandhi: the history of the world's largest democracy
2007, Macmillan
in English
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India After Gandhi: The History of the World's Largest Democracy
July 24, 2007, Ecco
in English
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India after Gandhi: the history of the world's largest democracy
2007, Ecco
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India After Gandhi: The History of the World's Largest Democracy
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India after Gandhi

First published in 2007



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political history

India after Gandhi

the history of the world's largest democracy

1st ed.

This edition was published in by Ecco in New York.


Edition Description

Born in privation and civil war, divided by 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. Social historian Guha writes of the protests and conflicts that have peppered the history of free India, but also of the factors and processes that have kept the country together (and kept it democratic), defying numerous prophets of doom who believed that it would break up or come under autocratic rule. This story of modern India is peopled with extraordinary characters: Guha gives fresh insights on the lives and public careers of the long-serving prime ministers, but also writes with feeling and sensitivity about the major provincial leaders and other lesser known (though not necessarily less important) Indians--peasants, tribals, women, workers and musicians.--From publisher description.

Table of Contents

Picking up the pieces
Freedom and parricide
The logic of division
Apples in the basket
A valley bloody and beautiful
Refugees and the Republic
Ideas of India
Nehru's India
The biggest gamble in history
Home and the world
Redrawing the map
The conquest of nature
The law and the prophets
Securing Kashmir
Tribal trouble
Shaking the centre
The southern challenge
The experience of defeat
Peace in our time
Minding the minorities
The rise of populism
War and succession
Leftward turns
The elixir of victory
The rivals
Autumn of the matriarch
Life without the Congress
Democracy in disarray
This son also rises
A history of events
Rights
Riots
Rulers
Riches
A people's entertainments.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [765]-857) and index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
954.04
Library of Congress
DS480.84 .G74 2007

The Physical Object

Pagination
xviii, 893 p., [32] p. of plates :
Number of pages
893

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL24767387M
Internet Archive
indiaaftergandhi00guha
ISBN 10
0060198818
ISBN 13
9780060198817
LC Control Number
2006052180
OCLC/WorldCat
76961156

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