Bharat
Non-Fiction

Bharat

Gandhi Ke Baad (Hindi edition)

Overview

"Bharat, Gandhi Ke Bad is the Hindi translated edition of India After Gandhi, which documents the important events and happenings that occurred after India attained independence from British rule in 1947. Generally most the history textbooks on India cover events that from pre-historic times till the country gained independence from foreign rule, but this one takes the reader into the reality that lies hidden in the recent times. This was the era that has witnessed laying of the foundation of Indian democracy, where the fledging nation has survived several brutal attacks in the name of religion, caste, class and language. Historian Ramachandra Guha digs out a lot of facts and figures to explain the struggle and pain that the world’s largest democracy has suffered after independence. He has also mentioned much details about some major protests and conflicts that haunted India after the British administrators left the country. Besides the negative turn of historical events, the book also records many of the accomplishments that the nation has made which does make every Indian proud. Even after having faced numerous terror attacks, conflicts and controversial issues, the republic of India has survived and remains united post-independence. The book presents some famous personalities in a very different light, when describing their personal and their political lives. Moreover, Guha also does mentions some lesser-known personalities from among tribals, workers and peasants who have played a major role in making India what it is today. The book is a result of extensive research and the lucid narration makes it an interesting to read that is easy to understand and relate to. Translator Sushant Jha has maintained the original crux of the text in this translated edition and has not attempted to overshadow what the author has actually explained in the original English version. India After Gandhi, the English version was picked as the Book of the Year by Outlook and The Economist and it went onto win the 2011 Sahitya Akademi Award. Following the popularity of this book, the author wrote a second volume, which also has a translated called Bharat: Nehru Ke Baad. About the author: Columnist, commentator and writer, Ramachandra Gua, born in 1958, is one of India’s best historians who has documented recent history. Born and brought up in Dehradun, Gua, a graduate from Delhi University and IIM Calcutta has also taught at Yale, Stanford and University of California. Among the famous books that Gua has written are: India after Gandhi, The States of Indian Cricket and This Fissured Land: An Ecological History of India."

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576 Pages | ISBN13 9780143068440
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रामचंद्र गुहा का जन्म सन् 1958 में देहरादून में हुआ, आपने दिल्ली और कलकत्ता में अपनी पढ़ाई पूरी की। साथ ही आपने ओस्लो, स्टैंडफोर्ड, येल विश्वविद्यालयों और भारतीय विज्ञान संस्थान (इंडियन इंस्टीट्यूट आॅफ साइंस) में अध्यापन किया। आप विसेनचेफकोलेज जु बर्लिन में फेलो रहे हैं और कैलीफोर्निया यूनीवर्सिटी, बर्कले में इंडो-अमेरिकन कम्युनिटी चेयर विजिटिंग प्रोफेसर भी रहे हैं। दस साल के दरम्यान तीन महाद्वीपों में पांच अकादमिक पदों पर रहने और इस तरह कई विश्वविद्यालयों में पढ़ाने के बाद आप एक पूर्णकालिक लेखक बन गए और बंगलौर को अपना स्थायी ठिकाना बना लिया। आपने विविध विषयों पर अपनी कलम चलाई है जिसमें पर्यावरणवाद का वैश्विक इतिहास, एक मानवशास्त्री-आंदोलनकारी की जीवनी, भारतीय क्रिकेट का सामाजिक इतिहास और हिमालयी किसानों का सामाजिक इतिहास आदि शामिल है। आप कहते हैं कि ऐसा लगता है कि आपका संपूर्ण कैरियर गांधी के बाद का भारत लिखने की एक वृहत (और तकलीफदेह) तैयारी रही है। आपके द्वारा लिखी गई किताबों और लेखों का अनुवाद बीस से भी ज्यादा भाषाओं में हो चुका है। आपके पुस्तकों और लेखों को जो पुरस्कार मिले हैं उनमें यूके क्रिकेट सोसाइटी लिटरेरी अवाॅर्ड और अमेरिकन सोसाइटी आॅफ इनवायरमेंटल हिस्ट्री का लियोपोल्ड-हिडी प्राइज शामिल है।
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