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Guha, Ramachandra

Overview
Works: 90 works in 436 publications in 5 languages and 9,847 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Sources  Anecdotes 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: DS480.84, 954.04
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Ramachandra Guha
India after Gandhi : the history of the world's largest democracy by Ramachandra Guha( Book )

41 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 2,494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born in privation and civil war, divided by caste, class, language and religion, independent India emerged, somehow, as a united and democratic country. This remarkable book tells the full story--the pain and the struggle, the humiliations and the glories--of the world's largest and least likely democracy. Social historian Guha 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: Guha gives fresh insights on the lives and public careers of the long-serving prime ministers, but also writes with feeling and sensitivity about the major provincial leaders and other lesser known (though not necessarily less important) Indians--peasants, tribals, women, workers and musicians.--From publisher description
Gandhi before India by Ramachandra Guha( Book )

29 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A first volume of a series detailing the life and work of the influential political advocate draws on private papers and other untapped sources to cover his birth in 1869 through his upbringing in Gujarat, discussing his London education and decades as a lawyer in South Africa
Makers of modern India( Book )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern India is the world's largest democracy, a sprawling, polyglot nation containing one-sixth of all humankind. The existence of such a complex and distinctive democratic regime qualifies as one of the world's bona fide political miracles. Furthermore, India's leading political thinkers have often served as its most influential political actors--think of Gandhi, whose collected works run to more than ninety volumes, or Ambedkar, or Nehru, who recorded their most eloquent theoretical reflections at the same time as they strove to set the delicate machinery of Indian democracy on a coherent and just path. Out of the speeches and writings of these thinker-activists, Ramachandra Guha has built the first major anthology of Indian social and political thought
The unquiet woods : ecological change and peasant resistance in the Himalaya by Ramachandra Guha( Book )

37 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in English and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This new, expanded edition of The Unquiet Woods, Ramachandra Guha's study of peasant movements against commercial forestry, offers a new epilogue that brings the story of Himalayan social protest up to date, reflecting the Chipko movement's continuing influence in the wider world. A new appendix charts the progress of environmental history in India, and both bibliography and index have been revised and updated."--Jacket
How much should a person consume? : environmentalism in India and the United States by Ramachandra Guha( Book )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and Tamil and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on research conducted over two decades, this accessible and deeply felt book provides a provocative comparative history of environmentalism in two large ecologically and culturally diverse democracies - India and the United States. Ramachandra Guha takes as his point of departure the dominant environmental philosophies in these two countries - identified as "agrarianism" in India and "wilderness thinking" in the U.S. Proposing an inclusive "social ecology" framework that goes beyond these partisan ideologies, Guha arrives at a richer understanding of controversies over large dams, state forests, wildlife reserves, and more. He offers trenchant critiques of privileged and isolationist proponents of conservation, persuasively arguing for biospheres that care as much for humans as for other species. He also provides profiles of three remarkable environmental thinkers and activists - Lewis Mumford, Chandi Prasad Bhatt, and Madhav Gadgil. Finally, the author asks the fundamental environmental question - how much should a person or country consume? - and explores a range of answers
This fissured land : an ecological history of India by Madhav Gadgil( Book )

39 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text presents an interpretative ecological history of the Indian subcontinent. Using a general theory of ecological history, the authors provide a fresh interpretation of India's history, including an ecological account of the caste system and a sociological analysis of resource use
Environmentalism : a global history by Ramachandra Guha( Book )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text provides a cross-cultural and global survey of environmental thinking and the movements it has spawned
Makers of modern Asia( Book )

8 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hardly more than a decade old, the twenty-first century has already been dubbed the Asian Century in recognition of China and India's increasing importance in world affairs. Yet discussions of Asia seem fixated on economic indicators--gross national product, per capita income, share of global trade. Makers of Modern Asia reorients our understanding of contemporary Asia by highlighting the political leaders, not billionaire businessmen, who helped launch the Asian Century. The nationalists who crafted modern Asia were as much thinkers as activists, men and women who theorized and organized anticolonial movements, strategized and directed military campaigns, and designed and implemented political systems. The eleven thinker-politicians whose portraits are presented here were a mix of communists, capitalists, liberals, authoritarians, and proto-theocrats--a group as diverse as the countries they represent
Ecology and equity : the use and abuse of nature in contemporary India by Madhav Gadgil( Book )

13 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Environmental destruction is seen a matter of worldwide concern but as a Third World problem. Ecology and Equity explores the most ecologically complex country in the world. India's peoples range from technocrats to hunter-gathers and its environments from dense forest to wasteland. The bookanalyses the use and abuse of nature on the sub-continent to reveal the interconnections of social and environmental conflict on the global scale. The authors argue that the root of this conflict is competition within different social groups and between different economic interests for natural
Nature, culture, imperialism : essays on the environmental history of South Asia( Book )

17 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume brings together a set of pioneering essays in the environmental history of South Asia. The contributors come from Australia, Britain, France, India and the United States: they include some of the best-known historians of the subcontinent. Forests and water, the two natural resources perhaps most critical to the economic life of agrarian communities, loom large in many of the essays. Other contributions deal with pastoralists and fisherfolk, two important social groups neglected by historians; and with urban pollution, an environmental problem of enormous magnitude that has rather longer roots than is sometimes imagined. Some essays document the radical reshaping of resource use patterns under colonial rule; others focus on the environment as a contested space, the site of conflict and confrontation
Varieties of environmentalism : essays North and South by Ramachandra Guha( Book )

26 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An attempt to highlight the values and orientation of the environmentalism of the poor and explore conflicting priorites of the rich and poor nations
Savaging the civilized : Verrier Elwin, his tribals, and India by Ramachandra Guha( Book )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Verrier Elwin (1902-1964) was unquestionably the most colorful and influential non-official Englishman to live and work in twentieth-century India. A prolific writer, Elwin's ethnographic studies and popular works on India's tribal customs, art, myth and folklore continue to generate controversy." "Described by his contemporaries as a cross between Albert Schweitzer and Paul Gauguin, Elwin was a man of contradictions, at times taking on the role of evangelist, social worker, political activist, poet, government worker, and more. Intensely political, the Oxford-trained scholar tirelessly defended the rights of the indigenous and despite the deep religious influences of St. Francis and Mahatma Gandhi on his early career, staunchly opposed Hindu and Christian puritans in the debate over the future of India's tribals." "Savaging the Civilized is both biography and history, an exploration through Elwin's life of some of the great debates of the twentieth century, the future of development, cultural assimilation versus cultural difference, the political practice of postcolonial as opposed to colonial governments, and the moral practice of writers and intellectuals."--Jacket
A corner of a foreign field : the Indian history of a British sport by Ramachandra Guha( Book )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On cricketing history of India
Institutions and inequalities : essays in honour of Andre Beteille( Book )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

André Béteille, Indian sociologist; contributed articles
The use and abuse of nature by Madhav Gadgil( Book )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an omnibus edition of two books that have radically altered our understanding of Indian history. 'This Fissured Land' presents an interpretive ecological history of the sub-continent
The Picador book of cricket( Book )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contributed articles
Nature's spokesman : M. Krishnan and Indian wildlife by M Krishnan( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of articles on Indian wildlife
An anthropologist among the Marxists and other essays by Ramachandra Guha( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Most on eminent Indians
The Ramachandra Guha omnibus by Ramachandra Guha( Book )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last liberal & other essays by Ramachandra Guha( Book )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On some eminent personalities, chiefly from India
 
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India after Gandhi : the history of the world's largest democracy
Alternative Names
Guha, Rama Chandra 1958-

Guha, Rāmacandra

Guha, Ramachandra 1958-

Rama Chandra Guha 1958-

Ramachandra Guha

Ramachandra Guha 1958-....

Ramachandra Guha historian and writer from India

Ramachandra Guha Indiaas auteur

Ramachandra Guha indischer Historiker

Ramachandra Guha intialainen historioitsija ja kirjailija

Рамачандра Гуха

रामचंद्र गुहा

ਰਾਮਚੰਦਰ ਗੁਹਾ

ରାମଚନ୍ଦ୍ର ଗୁହା ଇତିହାସକାର ଓ ଲେଖକ

ராமசந்திர குகா

രാമചന്ദ്ര ഗുഹ

グハ, ラーマチャンドラ

Languages
English (312)

Dutch (3)

Spanish (1)

Tamil (1)

Hindi (1)

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Makers of modern IndiaThe unquiet woods : ecological change and peasant resistance in the HimalayaHow much should a person consume? : environmentalism in India and the United StatesThis fissured land : an ecological history of IndiaEnvironmentalism : a global historyEcology and equity : the use and abuse of nature in contemporary IndiaNature, culture, imperialism : essays on the environmental history of South AsiaVarieties of environmentalism : essays North and South