India After Gandhi

Author: Ramachandra Guha

Genre: India

India after Gandhi: The History of the World’s Largest Democracy (originally published in 2007, and revised edition in 2017) is the most popular book of Ramachandra Guha, perhaps the most famous Indian historian. Guha, a Padma Bhushan awardee, who has taught at Yale, Stanford and IISc, is one of only 3 Indian historians to have won the foreign member prize by American Historical Association. Foreign Policy magazine named him one of the Top 100 public intellectuals in the world.

This 992-page book, covering India’s political and cultural history since 1947 to 2016, was commissioned by Macmillan and took 10 years of research. The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, and Outlook magazine all voted it Book of the Year.