Aug 30, 12
Read from May 12 to August 30, 2012
Overall an excellent book on 20th century Indian history. It gives quite the breadth of information, and in many areas give a lot of depth as well. It definitely piqued my interest in a lot of different topics, such as Partition, the Emergency, linguistic and religious diversity in India, and the caste system. While it is fairly dense, it was engaging. One criticism I have is that he seemed to focus more on the negative than on the positive. While there were definitely tough times and a lot of bad things did occur, I'm sure more positive things happened as well.