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Historian Ramachandra Guha on his landmark book 'India after Gandhi' and why he thinks ordinary, tolerant, peace-loving Indians will resist their country becoming 'Hindu Pakistan'

Ten years ago Ramachandra Guha’s landmark text, India after Gandhi, proved that a complete and detailed exploration of India’s post-Independence history could be written in a single volume. Championing Guha’s achievement, The London Review of Books claimed that, prior to India after Gandhi, the best book on the period was ‘a stodgy piece of nationalist-Marxist writing from the rank and file of plodders at New Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University’. Guha […]