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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

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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
Title variation
India after Gandhi
Title variation remainder
the history of the worlds largest democracy
Creator
Subject
Genre
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 book tells the full story, the pain and the struggle, the humiliations and the glories, of the world's largest and least likely democracy. The author, a social historian 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: the author gives fresh insights on the lives and public careers of the long-serving prime ministers, but also writes about the major provincial leaders and other lesser known (though not necessarily less important) Indians, peasants, tribals, women, workers and musicians
Summary
Documents the conflicts that have shaped modern India while evaluating the factors that have helped maintain stability and democracy throughout the region
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189285
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Guha, Ramachandra
Dewey number
954.04
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DS480.84
LC item number
.G74 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • India
  • India
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the history of the world's largest democracy
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
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Unnatural nation -- 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 -- Why India survives
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
1st Harper Perennial ed.
Extent
xiv, 893 p., [32] p. of plates
Isbn
9780060958589
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)179807214
  • (OCoLC)ocn179807214
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
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Unnatural nation -- 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 -- Why India survives
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
1st Harper Perennial ed.
Extent
xiv, 893 p., [32] p. of plates
Isbn
9780060958589
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)179807214
  • (OCoLC)ocn179807214

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