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This is an auction for INDIA AFTER GANDHI by Ramachandra Guha.

"India is the country that was never expected to ever be a country. In the late 19th century, Sir John Strachey, a senior British official, grandly opined that the territory's diverse states simply could not possess any sort of unity, physical, political, social or religious. Strachey, clearly, was wrong: India today is a unified entity and a rising global power. Even so, it continues to defy explanation. India's existence, says Guha, an internationally known scholar, has also been an anomaly for academic political science, according to whose axioms cultural heterogeneity and poverty do not make a nation, still less a democratic one. Yet India continues to exist. Guha's aim in this startlingly ambitious political, cultural and social survey is to explain why and how. He cheerfully concludes that India's continuing existence results from its unique diversity and its refusal to be pigeonholed into such conventional political models as Anglo-American liberalism, French republicanism, atheistic communism or Islamist theocracy."
- a *** starred *** review in Publishers Weekly (US)

"Historian Ramachandran Guha writes of what he knows. Weighing in at 900 pages, India After Gandhi successfully clarifies the convoluted history and contradictions of the world's second most populous nation. Guha's effort succeeds in putting a face on a country whose political and economic history, despite its size and growing influence in the "flat-world" model, remains virtually unknown by many outside India."
- Bookmarks Magazine (US)

Very favourable reviews on

Hardback 2007.

900 pages + 49 illustrations.

Near new condition.

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