The land of perennial wisdom - India, has undergone a lot of changes in the past few centuries considering the acerbic wounds inflicted in the era of the colonial rule by the hands of British raj. Today, somehow, India is pressing ahead to economic progress with the shadow of communal and regional differences ever-lurking over her head. India that Mahatma Gandhi had envisioned was a land with a secular and a non-sectarian state, which now is somehow holding itself together, but there is more to this process than just the political hand, more than anything else, it is the people of India that hold the candles of Gandhiji's dream. India After Gandhi: The History Of The World's Largest Democracy is the book you would want to read if you really intend to understand all the little pieces that come together to make a great nation.
The pain and aberrations through which the recent history is knitted has left a scar to heal, Ramchandra Guha tries to bring the pieces together as he stretches his arms to reach out to all things that makes India. The various diversities that threat to tear apart the sovereignty of the nation are the very things holding it together. As you would come to know by going through the pages of this book that the democratic India has a fascinating story to tell, most of it you wouldn't know. How the past and the future of India meet in the present is something worth noting.
The book takes you to a journey through the lives of iconic leaders the country has seen in the past. It also describes of various other regional leaders and their impact on the society as a whole. The book doesn't stop at public figures it also has accounts on life of farmers and tribal people and tries to cover the unending facets of India that lies within all the sophistication of cities.
The author's research is extensively poured into the book as he tries to unmask the country that the experts have tried to reduce to mere conceptions. The book fills your heart with information that the history beheld and the future that is currently being carved by the hands of present. The love for his country that Gandhi had is an example for the world to follow. The contempt through which the West used to view India is currently being washed by the currents of the river of progress propelled by the spending power that the people of the cities possess.
Ramchandran Guha tries to explicitly put forth the questions that make you think as a citizen of the country. India After Gandhi: The History Of The World's Largest Democracy is an educated man's take on the country that refuses to be bogged down by deprivations and conflicts that have been trying to hold it down to a notion that India is a factor that is obsolete in the modern world.
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