Excerpts from Ramachandra Guha’s “India after Gandhi”. Reproduced from Outlook magazine
This is one of the best books I’ve read that discusses India’s modern history and role in the world. I may not agree to all the points made, but I strongly admire the central themes of Indian democracy, pluralism, and ability to cater to the needs of a significantly diverse population, in the face of complexities of the magnititude not witnessed anywhere else in the world.
The book is a strong recommendation for any Indian / person interested in India. At the very least, you can try to read & absorb this article