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free read Patriots and Partisans characters Patriots and Partisans ↠ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB And polemical verve The essays turn a critical eye on topics as wide ranging as Hindutva the Communist left and the dynasty obsessed Congress part. Like Guha s other books of essays1 Smooth anecdotal writing I have read each of Guha s books of essays on vacation I haven t intended to read them but have begun and gone on reading2 Sociopolitical bellelettrism basically3 Guha calls himself a historian but is actually a story teller he has no theses for the movement of history instead consistently focusing overmuch on individual figures This obviously works better in a book of essays than in a history like INDIA AFTER GANDHI His commonsensical arguments centered on the individuals are probably why he is so popular4 Rather than tracing systemically why things unfolded as they did Guha gives elder brotherly post facto advice to leftists etc which ignores their leftist political aims and takes into account moral ualities like honesty and concern for the people which would have helped had they joined the government in power Saying this once is fine as he points out Madhu Dandavate being the Railway Minister did help the common man but to go on in that vein is to play a historical version of the ALL TIME XI that cricket fans like to play Basically the world would have been a better place if only of us had been like Guha

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free read Patriots and Partisans characters Patriots and Partisans ↠ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Y Whether writing about politics or profiling individuals this book confirms Guhas standing as Indias most admired historic and public intellectual. I here by disavow any notion of liberalism I would have harbored so longA page full of bashing of Hindu fanatics counter balanced by single line criticism of other faiths is not the definition of liberalsAlso at than one point my Maharashtrian egowhich is in abundance was severely hurtThe meteoric rise of simpleton Anna Hazare probably itched author as his erudite views of Republic remain confined to academic world and majority follows AnnaHe uestions whether women were treated eually during the reign of Shivaji Maharaj Hello Mr Self declared Historian have you heard about jijabaiNathuram Godse was religious fanatic Fanatic may be But religious can you elucidate MrHistorian

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free read Patriots and Partisans characters Patriots and Partisans ↠ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB In this wonderfully readable collection of essays Ramachandra Guha defends the liberal centre against the dogmas of left and right with style depth. This is a collection of various articles published by the eminent historian and author Ramachandra Guha in various newspapers and magazines It covers issues after the independence of India which challenged its unity and existenceThe articles in the first half of the book are of high academic uality but this deteriorates in the second half The last few articles are personal experiences which don t amount to much substance to the reader and seem pretty trivialBuy it for the first half but also don t buy it for the second half


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