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Gandhi: The Years That Changed the World, 1914-1948

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The second and concluding volume of the magisterial biography that began with the acclaimed, Gandhi Before India: the definitive portrait of the life and work of one of the most abidingly influential--and controversial--men in world history.This volume opens with Mohandas Gandhi's arrival in Bombay in January 1915 and takes us through his epic struggles over the next three decades: to deliver India from British rule, to forge harmonious relations between India's Hindu and Muslim populations, to end the pernicious Hindu practice of untouchability, and to develop India's economic and moral self-reliance. We see how in each of these campaigns, Gandhi adapted methods of nonviolence--strikes, marches, fasts--that successfully challenged British authority, religious orthodoxy, social customs, and would influence non-violent, revolutionary movements throughout the world. In reconstructing Gandhi's life and work, Ramachandra Guha has drawn on sixty different archival collections, the most significant among them, a previously unavailable collection of papers belonging to Gandhi himself. Using this wealth of material, Guha creates a portrait of Gandhi and of those closest to him--family, friends, political and social leaders--that illuminates the complexity inside his thinking, his motives, his actions and their outcomes as he engaged with every important aspect of social and public life in the India of his time.
Published by: Knopf | Publication date: 10/02/2018
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 1102 pages

Gandhi Before India

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Here is the first volume of a magisterial biography of Mohandas Gandhi that gives us the most illuminating portrait we have had of the life, the work and the historical context of one of the most abidingly influential—and controversial—men in modern history.             Ramachandra Guha—hailed by Time as “Indian democracy’s preeminent chronicler”—takes us from Gandhi’s birth in 1869 through his upbringing in Gujarat, his two years as a student in London and his two decades as a lawyer and community organizer in South Africa. Guha has uncovered myriad previously untapped documents, including private papers of Gandhi’s contemporaries and co-workers; contemporary newspapers and court documents; the writings of Gandhi’s children; and secret files kept by British Empire functionaries. Using this wealth of material in an exuberant, brilliantly nuanced and detailed narrative, Guha describes the social, political and personal worlds inside of which Gandhi began the journey that would earn him the honorific Mahatma: “Great Soul.” And, more clearly than ever before, he elucidates how Gandhi’s work in South Africa—far from being a mere prelude to his accomplishments in India—was profoundly influential in his evolution as a family man, political thinker, social reformer and, ultimately, beloved leader.             In 1893, when Gandhi set sail for South Africa, he was a twenty-three-year-old lawyer who had failed to establish himself in India. In this remarkable biography, the author makes clear the fundamental ways in which Gandhi’s ideas were shaped before his return to India in 1915. It was during his years in England and South Africa, Guha shows us, that Gandhi came to understand the nature of imperialism and racism; and in South Africa that he forged the philosophy and techniques that would undermine and eventually overthrow the British Raj.             Gandhi Before India gives us equally vivid portraits of the man and the world he lived in: a world of sharp contrasts among the coastal culture of his birthplace, High Victorian London, and colonial South Africa. It explores in abundant detail Gandhi’s experiments with dissident cults such as the Tolstoyans; his friendships with radical Jews, heterodox Christians and devout Muslims; his enmities and rivalries; and his often overlooked failures as a husband and father. It tells the dramatic, profoundly moving story of how Gandhi inspired the devotion of thousands of followers in South Africa as he mobilized a cross-class and inter-religious coalition, pledged to non-violence in their battle against a brutally racist regime.             Researched with unequaled depth and breadth, and written with extraordinary grace and clarity, Gandhi Before India is, on every level, fully commensurate with its subject. It will radically alter our understanding and appreciation of twentieth-century India’s greatest man. From the Hardcover edition.
Published by: Vintage | Publication date: 04/15/2014
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 689 pages

The Picador Book of Cricket

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A tribute to the finest writers on the game of cricket and an acknowledgement that the great days of cricket literature are behind us. There was a time when major English writers – P. G. Wodehouse, Arthur Conan Doyle, Alec Waugh – took time off to write about cricket, whereas the cricket book market today is dominated by ghosted autobiographies and statistical compendiums. The Picador Book of Cricket celebrates the best writing on the game and includes many pieces that have been out of print, or difficult to get hold of, for years. Including Neville Cardus, C. L. R. James, John Arlott, V. S. Naipaul, and C. B. Fry, this anthology is a must for any cricket follower or anyone interested in sports writing elevated to high art.
Published by: Picador | Publication date: 06/30/2016
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 497 pages

An Anthropologist among the Marxists and other Essays

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“Inside every thinking Indian there is a Gandhian and a Marxist struggling for supremacy”, says Ramachandra Guha in the opening sentence of this wonderfully readable book of ideas, opinions and reflections. A substantial portion of the book expands on this salvo: it analyses Gandhians and pseudo-Gandhians, Marxists and anti-Marxists, Nehruvians and anti-Secularists, Democrats and Stalinists, scientists and historians, environmentalists and cricketers in short, it examines and discusses all those who comprise the intellectual life of thinking Indians today.
Published by: Permanent Black | Publication date: 06/26/2018
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 497 pages

Indhiya Varalaaru - Gandhikku Piragu Part 1 (Tamil)

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தமிழில்: ஆர்.பி.சாரதிராமச்சந்திர குஹாவின் India After Gandhi தமிழ் மொழி பெயர்ப்பின் முதல் பாகம் இது. உலகமெங்கும் பல லட்சம் பிரதிகள் விற்பனையாகிக்கொண்டிருக்கும் ஆங்கில நூலின் அதிகாரபூர்வமான தமிழ் மொழி பெயர்ப்பு. இந்தியா ஒரு தேசமாக என்றென்றும் உருவாகப் போவதில்லை என்றொரு பலமான கருத்து நிலவிவந்தது. மொழி, கலாசாரம், மதம், பண்பாடு என்று எந்த வகையிலும் இந்தியர்களிடையே ஒற்றுமையோ, ஒருமித்த அம்சங்களோ இருக்கவில்லை. பத்தொன்பதாம் நூற்றாண்டின் இறுதிவரை இதுதான் நிலைமை. சுதந்தரத்துக்குப் பிறகும் பெரிதாக மாற்றமில்லை. அமைதி வழிப் போராட்டம் வெற்றி பெற்றுவிட்டாலும் பல்லாயிரக்கணக்கானவர்கள் ரத்தம் சிந்தவேண்டிவந்தது. படுகொலைகள், மதக்கலவரங்கள், தீவிரவாதம், மதவாதம், தனிதேசக் கோரிக்கைகள், ஜாதீய ஒடுக்குமுறை, தீண்டாமை என்று இந்தியாவின் ஆன்மாவுக்குத் தொடர்ந்து பல அடிகள் அடுத்தடுத்து விழுந்தன. போரும் அமைதியும், வறுமையும் செழுமையும், சங்கடங்களும் சாதனைகளும், பஞ்சமும் புரட்சியும் இந்தியாவைத் தொடர்ந்து உருமாற்றி வந்தன. என்றாலும், இந்தியா ஜனநாயகத்தை மட்டும் விட்டுக்கொடுக்கவில்லை. இன்று இந்தியா ஆசியாவின் மிகப்பெரிய சக்தி. பொருளாதார ரீதியிலும் அரசியல் ரீதியிலும் பலம்பொருந்திய சக்தி. சுதந்தரத்துக்குப் பிறகான இந்தியாவின் கதை அதிகம் சொல்லப்படவில்லை என்னும் குறையை இந்தப் புத்தகம் நிறைவு செய்கிறது. இந்தியாவின் கதை என்பது உலகின் மிகப்பெரிய ஜனநாயக தேசத்தின் கதையும்கூட. ராமச்சந்திர குஹா 1958ல் டெஹ்ராதூனில் பிறந்தவர். பெங்களூரில் தற்சமயம் வசித்துவருகிறார். ஓஸ்லோ, ஸ்டான்-ஃபோர்ட், யேல் பல்கலைக்கழகங்களிலும் இந்திய அறிவியல் கழகத்திலும் பாடங்கள் நடத்தியுள்ளார். வரலாறு, அரசியல், சுற்றுச்சூழல், கிரிக்கெட் என்று பல துறைகளில் எழுதிவருகிறார். குஹாவின் படைப்புகள் இருபதுக்கும் அதிகமான மொழிகளில் மொழிபெயர்க்கப்பட்டுள்ளன.தமிழில்: ஆர்.பி.சாரதிராமச்சந்திர குஹாவின் India After Gandhi தமிழ் மொழி பெயர்ப்பின் முதல் பாகம் இது. உலகமெங்கும் பல லட்சம் பிரதிகள் விற்பனையாகிக்கொண்டிருக்கும் ஆங்கில நூலின் அதிகாரபூர்வமான தமிழ் மொழி பெயர்ப்பு. இந்தியா ஒரு தேசமாக என்றென்றும் உருவாகப் போவதில்லை என்றொரு பலமான கருத்து நிலவிவந்தது. மொழி, கலாசாரம், மதம், பண்பாடு என்று எந்த வகையிலும் இந்தியர்களிடையே ஒற்றுமையோ, ஒருமித்த அம்சங்களோ இருக்கவில்லை. பத்தொன்பதாம் நூற்றாண்டின் இறுதிவரை இதுதான் நிலைமை. சுதந்தரத்துக்குப் பிறகும் பெரிதாக மாற்றமில்லை. அமைதி வழிப் போராட்டம் வெற்றி பெற்றுவிட்டாலும் பல்லாயிரக்கணக்கானவர்கள் ரத்தம் சிந்தவேண்டிவந்தது. படுகொலைகள், மதக்கலவரங்கள், தீவிரவாதம், மதவாதம், தனிதேசக் கோரிக்கைகள், ஜாதீய ஒடுக்குமுறை, தீண்டாமை என்று இந்தியாவின் ஆன்மாவுக்குத் தொடர்ந்து பல அடிகள் அடுத்தடுத்து விழுந்தன. போரும் அமைதியும், வறுமையும் செழுமையும், சங்கடங்களும் சாதனைகளும், பஞ்சமும் புரட்சியும் இந்தியாவைத் தொடர்ந்து உருமாற்றி வந்தன. என்றாலும், இந்தியா ஜனநாயகத்தை மட்டும் விட்டுக்கொடுக்கவில்லை. இன்று இந்தியா ஆசியாவின் மிகப்பெரிய சக்தி. பொருளாதார ரீதியிலும் அரசியல் ரீதியிலும் பலம்பொருந்திய சக்தி. சுதந்தரத்துக்குப் பிறகான இந்தியாவின் கதை அதிகம் சொல்லப்படவில்லை என்னும் குறையை இந்தப் புத்தகம் நிறைவு செய்கிறது. இந்தியாவின் கதை என்பது உலகின் மிகப்பெரிய ஜனநாயக தேசத்தின் கதையும்கூட. ராமச்சந்திர குஹா 1958ல் டெஹ்ராதூனில் பிறந்தவர். பெங்களூரில் தற்சமயம் வசித்துவருகிறார். ஓஸ்லோ, ஸ்டான்-ஃபோர்ட், யேல் பல்கலைக்கழகங்களிலும் இந்திய அறிவியல் கழகத்திலும் பாடங்கள் நடத்தியுள்ளார். வரலாறு, அரசியல், சுற்றுச்சூழல், கிரிக்கெட் என்று பல துறைகளில் எழுதிவருகிறார். குஹாவின் படைப்புகள் இருபதுக்கும் அதிகமான மொழிகளில் மொழிபெயர்க்கப்பட்டுள்ளன.
Published by: Kizhakku Pathippagam | Publication date: 08/01/2009
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 512 pages

Varieties of Environmentalism: Essays North and South

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Until very recently, studies of the environmental movement have been heavily biased towards the North Atlantic worlds. There was a common assumption amongst historians and sociologists that concerns over such issues as conservation or biodiversity were the exclusive preserve of the affluent westerner: the ultimate luxury of the consumer society. Citizens of the world's poorest countries, ran the conventional wisdom, had nothing to gain from environmental concerns; they were 'too poor to be green', and were attending to the more urgent business of survival. Yet strong environmental movements have sprung up over recent decades in some of the poorest countries in Asia and Latin America, albeit with origins and forms of expression quite distinct from their western counterparts. In Varieties of Environmentalism, Guha and Matinez-Alier seek to articulate the values and orientation of the environmentalism of the poor, and to explore the conflicting priorities of South and North that were so dramatically highlighted at the Rio Earth Summit in 1992. Essays on the 'ecology of affluence' are also included, placing ion context such uniquely western phenomena as the 'cult of wilderness' and the environmental justice movement. Using a combination of archival and field data,. The book presents analyses of environmental conflicts and ideologies in four continents: North and South America, Asia and Europe. The authors present the nature and history of environmental movements in quite a new light, one which clarifies the issues and the processes behind them. They also provide reappraisals for three seminal figures, Gandhi, Georgescu-Roegen and Mumford, whose legacy may yet contribute to a greater cross-cultural understanding within the environmental movements.
Published by: Routledge | Publication date: 10/11/2013
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 258 pages

Makers of Modern Asia

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The twenty-first century has been dubbed the Asian Century. Highlighting diverse thinker-politicians rather than billionaire businessmen, Makers of Modern Asia presents eleven leaders who theorized and organized anticolonial movements, strategized and directed military campaigns, and designed and implemented political systems.
Published by: Harvard University Press | Publication date: 08/29/2014
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 394 pages

Ecology and Equity: The Use and Abuse of Nature in Contemporary India (Note Series; 223)

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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 resources. Radical both in its critique of the causes of crisis in India and in its proposals for ecological reform, Ecology and Equity is essential reading for all concerned for the Third World's in the world.
Published by: Routledge | Publication date: 04/15/2013
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 230 pages

Verdicts on Nehru: The Rise and Fall of A Reputation (Penguin Petit) (e-Single)

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The first prime minister of free India, Jawaharlal Nehru, has been a widely adored figure across the country. However, as is the case with most public figures, there were some circles where the prime minister was unpopular, and his followers highly reviled. The vast and varied criticisms of Nehru weren't simply a matter of his personality and how he was adored by the women of the country, but rather they play with the fundamental question of whether he was a good enough prime minister for a country that was taking its first steps into existence. In Verdicts on Nehru: The Rise and Fall of a Reputation, Ramachandra Guha explains these instances and talks about how one can still find it difficult to be a Nehru supporter in current times. Read on to know more about what made Nehru and how the public received him in a country as wide and varied as India.
Published by: Penguin | Publication date: 05/26/2013
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 34 pages

An Indian Cricket Century

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An Indian Cricket Century is a collection of the best essays written by Dr Sujit Mukherjee, over four decades. The essays range from portraits of great cricketers like Vijay Merchant and Sunil Gavaskar to wonderfully witty recollections of cricket as played in locations like Patna and Philadelphia. This book, in sum, presents the distilled reflections on our national obsession of our finest writer on the sport.
Published by: Orient BlackSwan | Publication date: 08/20/2018
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 34 pages
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