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India After Independence
This volume, a sequel to the best-selling "Indias Struggle for Independence", analyses teh challenged India has faced and the successes it has achieved over the last five decades, in the light of its colonial legacy and the century-long struggle for freedom.
Paperback, 549 pages
Published March 1st 2003 by Penguin Books
(first published January 1st 2000)
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Among the positives, this is one of the few books which talks comprehensively about independent India and presents a good picture about the challenges facing a newly born country immediately after independence. However, it is disappointing that most of the book is a collection of biased opinions (without valid logic or facts). In the foreword, the author mentions that 'the riots of 2002 were the biggest challenge to Indian democracy since independence'. There was no mention of the 1975 emergency...more