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The Resource India after Gandhi : the history of the world's largest democracy, Ramachandra Guha

India after Gandhi : the history of the world's largest democracy, Ramachandra Guha

Label
India after Gandhi : the history of the world's largest democracy
Title
India after Gandhi
Title remainder
the history of the world's largest democracy
Statement of responsibility
Ramachandra Guha
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
954.04
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DS480.84
LC item number
.G74 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
India after Gandhi : the history of the world's largest democracy, Ramachandra Guha
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [765]-857) and index
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
Control code
u1126879
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xviii, 893 p., [32] p. of plates
Isbn
9780060198817
Lccn
2006052180
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)76961156
Label
India after Gandhi : the history of the world's largest democracy, Ramachandra Guha
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [765]-857) and index
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
Control code
u1126879
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xviii, 893 p., [32] p. of plates
Isbn
9780060198817
Lccn
2006052180
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)76961156

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