Makers of Modern India

Makers of Modern India

Book - 2011
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Modern India is the world's largest democracy, a sprawling, polyglot nation containing one-sixth of all humankind. The existence of such a complex and distinctive democratic regime qualifies as one of the world's bona fide political miracles. Furthermore, India's leading political thinkers have often served as its most influential political actors--think of Gandhi, whose collected works run to more than ninety volumes, or Ambedkar, or Nehru, who recorded their most eloquent theoretical reflections at the same time as they strove to set the delicate machinery of Indian democracy on a coherent and just path. Out of the speeches and writings of these thinker-activists, Ramachandra Guha has built the first major anthology of Indian social and political thought. Makers of Modern India collects the work of nineteen of India's foremost generators of political sentiment, from those whose names command instant global recognition to pioneering subaltern and feminist thinkers whose works have until now remained obscure and inaccessible.
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2011
ISBN: 9780674052468
Branch Call Number: 954.0099 MAK
Characteristics: xi, 500 p. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Guha, Ramachandra


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Nov 26, 2017

This is an anthology of 19 writers selected by the author as makers of modern India in terms of political thought and debate. It highlights the liberal tradition of Indian thought and is a good introductory overview.

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