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Makers of modern India

Author: Ramachandra Guha
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Modern India is the world's largest democracy, a sprawling, polyglot nation containing one-sixth of all humankind. Makers of Modern India collects for the first time the writings of nineteen of  Read more...

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Biography
History
Sources
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ramachandra Guha
ISBN: 9780674052468 0674052463
OCLC Number: 659412960
Notes: Includes a short biographical introduction to each person, followed by excerpts from their writings.
Description: xi, 500 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue: Thinking through India --
Part 1: The opening of the Indian mind. The first liberal : Rammohun Roy --
Part 2: Reformers and radicals. The Muslim modernist : Syed Ahmad Khan ; The agrarian radical : Jotirau Phule ; The liberal reformer : G.K. Gokhale ; The militant nationalist : Bal Gangadhar Tilak ; The subaltern feminist : Tarabai Shinde --
Part 3: Nurturing a nation. The multiple agendas of M.K. Gandhi ; The rooted cosmopolitan : Rabindranath Tagore ; The annihilator of caste : B.R. Ambedkar ; The Muslim separatist : M.A. Jinnah ; The radical reformer : E.V. Ramaswamy ; The socialist feminist : Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay ; The renewed agendas of M.K. Gandhi --
Part 4: Debating democracy. The wise democrat : B.R. Ambedkar ; The multiple agendas of Jawaharlal Nehru ; The Hindu supremacist : M.S. Golwalkar ; The indigenous socialist : Rammanohar Lohia ; The grassroots socialist : Jayaprakash Narayan ; The Gandhian liberal : C. Rajagopalachari ; The defender of the triblas : Verrier Elwin --
Part 5: A tradition re-affirmed. The last modernist : Hamid Dalwai --
Epilogue : India in the world.
Responsibility: edited by Ramachandra Guha.

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One of the first major anthologies of Indian political writing, impressively annotated by Guha. The book recovers and elucidates obscure political writings that "had a defining impact on the Read more...

 
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