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Rajat Ubhaykar

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Rajat Ubhaykar trained as an electrical engineer at IIT Kanpur, and went on to study journalism at the Asian College of Journalism after a stint in management consulting. A recipient of the PoleStar Award in 2016 for his reportage, his work has appeared in publications such as Mint, Hindustan Times, Outlook Business, Roads & Kingdoms, and Madras Courier. He lives in Mumbai, and spends his spare time reviewing books, collecting trivia, and exploring India's archaeological sites. Truck de India!, published by Simon & Schuster, is his first book. ...more

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Book Review: From Plassey to Partition and After by Sekhar Bandyopadhyay

From Plassey to Partition and After: A History of Modern IndiaFrom Plassey to Partition and After: A History of Modern India by Sekhar Bandyopadhyay

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‘From Plassey to Partition and After’ is that rare unbiased book on modern India. Objective and comprehensive, it is the one and only book you need to read to grasp the complex contours of modern Indian history. What distinguishes it from other books is that the author Sekhar Bandyopadhyay

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“I remember being fascinated by trucks— their vivid colours, their discordant musical honks that rattled my eardrums, the lingering scent of diesel fumes they left in their wake, the cryptic personal quotes that I hastened to read before we overtook them. In my juvenile imagination, truckers weren’t deviant. They were free as the breeze, cruising over the cheek of our vast nation without a care in the world. Naturally, the very idea of their life and the possibility of someday travelling with them appealed to me as the stuff of high adventure.”
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Rajat Ubhaykar Sumati wrote: "Thanks for accepting the request Rajat. :)"

My pleasure. Looking forward to some good conversations about books Sumati. :)

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Sumati Thanks for accepting the request Rajat. :)

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Dolors Thanks for your friend invite Rajat! I really loved what you tell us about yourself in your profile. I can't wait to chat books with you! :)

Whitaker Hi, Rajat, pleased to meet you.

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Rowena Thanks for the friendship request, Rajat:)

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Glenn Russell Thanks for being friends on goodreads!

Scribble Orca Happy New Year, Rajat - all the best for 2014!

Zenmoon Thanks for the friendship!

Samadrita Somebody needs to write a review.

Scribble Orca All the best for the new year, Rajat :)

Scribble Orca Thanks for the friend request, Rajat. I hope you find the comments as inspiring as the shelves :D

Jonathan Terrington I'm certainly looking forward to reading more of your excellent reviews and discussing them!

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Kris Hi Rajat, and thanks so much for your friend request! I just sent you one on last.fm as well. Great taste in books and music -- I'm looking forward to great discussions with you. :)

Srinivas Hello Rajat! Thank you for the friend request.

Looking forward, me also glad, to discuss and share books with u.

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Dyuti Hi. Look forward to discussing books with u... What according to u are the top 5 books which everyone should read at least once?

Richard Hello Rajat! Thank you for the friend request. I'm happy to accept and look forward to discussing books, exchanging recommendations, and so on.

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