Politics has always been a major part of India. Moreover, other deviations in the name of politics, like the small time communities and parties, have always come in the way since the history of politics in the nation. Summary of the Book The book is a great collection of essays written by Ramachandra Guha, a man who stands out as one of the India’s most admired public and political individuals because of his knowledge and views on the political status of the country. In this book, crucial topics such as the Hindutva, the Communist Left and the greed for dynasty of the Congress party are criticized and discussed. About the Author Ramachandra Guha is an Indian historian and writer. His areas of interest in research include: environmental, social, political and cricket history. He has contributed to academic magazines, and has written for the Caravan and The Outlook magazines. He got his Master’s degree from the Delhi School of Economics.
In this wide-ranging collection of essays, Ramachandra Guha defends the liberal centre against the dogmas of left and right, and does so with style, depth, and polemical verve. Among the subjects on which he turns a critical eye are Hindutva, the Communist left and the dynasty-obsessed Congress party. Whether writing about politics, profiling individuals or analysing social trends, Guha displays a masterly touch, confirming his standing as India's most admired historian and public intellectual.
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