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India After Gandhi by Ramachandra Guha
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Apr 03, 2012

Just before a 3 week trip to India, I asked an acquaintance for the best book to read to help me gain perspective on this incredible country. India after Ghandi was his instantaneous recommendation. This is the perfect travelling companion for anyone who wishes to understand this great country. India has 1.2 billion people, 22 official languages, a mixture of religions including the second largest Muslim population making up 20% of its society and yet is one of the most successful secular democracies in the world. It is a complex country and the book helps us understand that complexity. It is a tough read but a perfect foundation for anyone who wants to both experience India and try to understand it.
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message 1: by Faizhusein (new)

Faizhusein Arsiwala Its Gandhi not ghandi

message 2: by Swaprava (new) - added it

Swaprava Nath Was about to make the same comment. In pronunciation too, it is exactly as written -- not the way people pronounced it in the movie.

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