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Book Title: Makers of Modern India|
The author of the book: Ramachandra Guha
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Edition: Penguin Books
Date of issue: 2012
ISBN 13: 9780143419242
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A rich and comprehensive repository of India's political traditions, Makers of Modern India profiles nineteen Indians whose ideas had a defining impact on the formation and evolution of the Indian republic, and presents compelling excerpts from their writings and speeches. The topics they explore and analyze include religion, caste, gender, language, nationalism, colonialism, democracy, secularism and the economy- issues that continue to find resonance in our own times.
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Read information about the authorRamachandra Guha was born in Dehradun in 1958, and educated in Delhi and Calcutta. He has taught at the University of Oslo, Stanford, and Yale, and at the Indian Institute of Science. He has been a Fellow of the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, and also served as the Indo-American Community Chair Visiting Professor at the University of California at Berkeley.
After a peripatetic academic career, with five jobs in ten years on three continents, Guha settled down to become a full-time writer based in Bangalore. His books cover a wide range of themes, including a global history of environmentalism, a biography of an anthropologist-activist, a social history of Indian cricket, and a social history of Himalayan peasants.
Guha’s books and essays have been translated into more than twenty languages. The prizes they have won include the U.K. Cricket Society’s Literary Award and the Leopold-Hidy Prize of the American Society of Environmental History.
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