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  • Gandhi Before Indiaby Ramachandra Guha

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 20.78

    The first volume of the definitive biography of Gandhi, one of the most remarkable figures of the 20th century, from the great historian Ramachandra Guha The life of Mohandas Gandhi is one of the most remarkable and potent in the modern era. In this fascinating new biography Ramachandra Guha allows us to understand the personality and politics... more...

  • Gandhi before Indiaby Ramachandra Guha

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; US$ 18.68

    In 1893, when Mohandas Gandhi set sail for South Africa, he was a briefless lawyer who had failed to establish himself in India. In this remarkable biography, Ramachandra Guha argues that the two decades that Gandhi spent in the diaspora were the making of the Mahatma. It was here that he forged the philosophy and techniques that would ultimately destroy... more...

  • Makers of Modern Indiaby Ramachandra Guha

    Penguin Books Ltd 2010; US$ 42.50

    Makers of Modern India is a rich and comprehensive repository of India's political traditions. Ramachandra Guha, author of the internationally acclaimed India After Gandhi, profiles nineteen Indians whose ideas had a defining impact on the formation and evolution of our Republic, and presents rare and compelling excerpts from their writings and speeches. more...

  • Verdicts on Nehruby Ramachandra Guha

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 3.38

    On Jawaharlal Nehru's 50th death anniversary, Ramachandra Guha assesses his place in history, and his contribution to the building of modern India and its democratic institutions more...

  • Environmentalismby Ramachandra Guha

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; US$ 22.08

    An acclaimed historian of the environment, Ramachandra Guha in this book draws on many years of research in three continents. He details the major trends, ideas, campaigns and thinkers within the environmental movement worldwide. Among the thinkers he profiles are John Muir, Mahatma Gandhi, Rachel Carson, and Octavia Hill; among the movements, the... more...

  • A Corner of a Foreign Fieldby Ramachandra Guha

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; US$ 25.48

    A Corner of a Foreign Field seamlessly interweaves biography with history, the lives of famous or forgotten cricketers with wider processes of social change. C. K. Nayudu and Sachin Tendulkar naturally figure in this book, but so, too, in unexpected ways, do B. R. Ambedkar, Mahatma Gandhi, and M. A. Jinnah. The Indian careers of those great British... more...

  • Savaging the Civilizedby Ramachandra Guha

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; US$ 23.78

    This evocative and beautifully written book brings to life one of the most remarkable figures of twentieth-century India. Verrier Elwin (1902-64) was an anthropologist, poet, Gandhian, hedonist, Englishman, and Indian. Savaging the Civilized reveals a many-sided man, a friend of the elite who was at home with the impoverished and the destitute; a... more...

  • Gandhi Before Indiaby Ramachandra Guha

    Random House of Canada 2014; US$ 24.00

    The first volume of a magisterial biography: the definitive portrait of the life and work of one of the most abidingly influential--and controversial--men in modern history.      Here is a revelatory work of biography that takes us from Gandhi's birth in 1869 through his upbringing in Gujarat, his 2 years as a student in London, and his 2 decades... more...

  • Patriots & Partisansby Ramachandra Guha

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 20.38

    ?I am a person of moderate views,? writes Ramachandra Guha, ?these sometimes expressed in extreme fashion.? In this wide-ranging and wonderfully readable collection of essays, Guha defends the liberal centre against the dogmas of left and right, and does so with style, depth, and polemical verve. The book begins with a brilliant overview of the major... more...

  • India After Gandhiby Ramachandra Guha

    Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 12.37

    Born against a background of privation and civil war, divided along lines of caste, class, language and religion, independent India emerged, somehow, as a united and democratic country. Ramachandra Guha?s hugely acclaimed book tells the full story - the pain and the struggle, the humiliations and the glories - of the world?s largest and least likely... more...