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Guha, Ramachandra

Works: 105 works in 533 publications in 6 languages and 10,817 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biographies  Fiction  Sources  Anecdotes 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Contributor
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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 )

63 editions published between 2007 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 2,541 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 book tells the full story, the pain and the struggle, the humiliations and the glories, of the world's largest and least likely democracy. The author, a social historian 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: the author gives fresh insights on the lives and public careers of the long-serving prime ministers, but also writes about the major provincial leaders and other lesser known (though not necessarily less important) Indians, peasants, tribals, women, workers and musicians
Gandhi before India by Ramachandra Guha( Book )

35 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,556 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 Asia by Jay Taylor( )

12 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 774 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
Makers of modern India( Book )

19 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern India is the world's largest democracy, a sprawling, polyglot nation containing one-sixth of all humankind. Here, Guha presents an anthology of Indian social and political thought
The unquiet woods : ecological change and peasant resistance in the Himalaya by Ramachandra Guha( Book )

40 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in English and held by 599 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."--BOOK JACKET
How much should a person consume? : environmentalism in India and the United States by Ramachandra Guha( Book )

9 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 568 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 )

47 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ecologist Madhav Gadgil and historian Ramachandra Guha offer fresh perspectives both on the ecological history of India and on theoretical issues of interest to environmental historians regardless of geographical specialization."--Pub. desc
Environmentalism : a global history by Ramachandra Guha( Book )

15 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text provides a cross-cultural and global survey of environmental thinking and the movements it has spawned
Varieties of environmentalism : essays North and South by Ramachandra Guha( Book )

28 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 352 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
Ecology and equity : the use and abuse of nature in contemporary India by Madhav Gadgil( Book )

16 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 346 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 )

20 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 304 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
Savaging the civilized : Verrier Elwin, his tribals, and India by Ramachandra Guha( Book )

15 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in English and Tamil and held by 297 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
Gandhi : the years that changed the world, 1914-1948 by Ramachandra Guha( Book )

5 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The concluding volume of the definitive biography of Gandhi relates his struggles to attain India's independence from England, improve relations between Hindus and Muslims, and develop India's economic self-reliance, all using methods of nonviolence
A corner of a foreign field : the Indian history of a British sport by Ramachandra Guha( Book )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

11 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

André Béteille, Indian sociologist; contributed articles
Untouchable by Mulk Raj Anand( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bakha is a proud and attractive young man, yet none the less he is an Untouchable - an outcast in India's caste system
The use and abuse of nature by Madhav Gadgil( Book )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This omnibus brings together two books that have resulted from a unique collaboration between an eminent ecologist and a top-ranking sociologist. This Fissured Land presents an interpretative ecological history of the sub-continent. It offers a theory of ecological prudence and profligacy, testing this theory across the wide sweep of South Asian history. The focus is on the use and abuse of forest resources, a sector to which the authors have each devoted years of research." "Ecology and Equity is a spirited intervention into the environment-development debate. The first part presents an original theoretical framework for understanding the roots of environmental degradation and resource conflict in modern India. After an analysis of the rise of Indian environmentalism, the authors offer an innovative agenda for environmental and social renewal. This agenda, drawing creatively on different political traditions and ideologies, is then applied to several areas of India's development effort." "The authors have written a fresh introduction for this onmibus edition, explaining the purpose of their collaboration, answering their critics, and suggesting possible future paths for the environmental movement. This book is required reading for those interested in South Asian politics, history, and environmental studies."--BOOK JACKET
Nature's spokesman : M. Krishnan and Indian wildlife by M Krishnan( Book )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of articles on Indian wildlife
The Picador book of cricket by Ramachandra Guha( Book )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contributed articles
An anthropologist among the Marxists and other essays by Ramachandra Guha( Book )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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India after Gandhi : the history of the world's largest democracy
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 historyVarieties of environmentalism : essays North and SouthEcology and equity : the use and abuse of nature in contemporary IndiaNature, culture, imperialism : essays on the environmental history of South Asia
Alternative Names
Guha R.

Guha, Rama Chandra 1958-

Guhā, Rāmacandra

Guha, Ramachandra 1958-

Rama Chandra Guha 1958-

Ramachandra Guha

Ramachandra Guha 1958-....

Ramachandra Guha Indiaas auteur

Ramachandra Guha indischer Historiker

Ramachandra Guha intialainen historioitsija ja kirjailija

Рамачандра Гуха

गुहा, रामचन्द्र

रामचंद्र गुहा

रामचंद्र गुहा इतिहासकार और भारत से लेखक

रामचंद्र गुहा भारतीय इतिहासकार, लेखक

রামচন্দ্র গুহ ভারতীয় ইতিহাসবিদ এবং লেখক

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