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SUMMARY ´ Patriots and Partisans Y Whether writing about politics or profiling individuals this book confirms Guhas standing as Indias most admired historic and public intellectual. My first whole Guha And I ve been meaning to read him for a long bloody time When I say whole I seem to find his essays somewhere or the other The Caravan Himal Southasian other anthologies and have always been rather overwhelmed by the depth and breadth of his scholarship And of course the fact that the man can write Part of the criticism he receives must be I think because of this it is difficult to trust for most people a historian who can write this wellThough I own a couple of his books I chose Patriots and Partisans because I thought a collection of essays might reveal about the writer s interest areas and pet subjects than a book might I was right I attended a lecture by the writer at the Chartered Accountants Association in Madras and he touched upon all the topics he writes about in the book even then This is where he s home the early history of our democracy its people and its institutions Starting the book with a case for being a moderate as opposed to being a leftist or a right winger his essays begin with a history of the ideas with which India was born and then moves on to a grand array of topics including a superb comparison of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Anna Hazare The essay I enjoyed and learnt most from is an analysis of the 1962 Sino Indian war there still is a remarkable dearth of knowledge in the popular sphere about this conflict that was so important at that stage for our country s evolutionThe second part of the book is shorter and includes the lovely essay on the Bangalore bookshop Premier s I first read in an anthology of writings on Bangalore The essays on the Oxford University Press and the EPW also introduced me to several important people in Indian publishing I know only as namesAltogether an essential book for the student of Indian history and the ideas that gave shape to it Buried Mountain Secrets depth and breadth of his scholarship And of course the fact that the man can write Part of the criticism he receives must be I think because of this it is The Deranged Cousins or Whatever difficult to trust for most people a historian who can write this wellThough I own a couple of his books I chose Patriots and Partisans because I thought a collection of essays might reveal about the writer s interest areas and pet subjects than a book might I was right I attended a lecture by the writer at the Chartered Accountants Association in Madras and he touched upon all the topics he writes about in the book even then This is where he s home the early history of our Intuición democracy its people and its institutions Starting the book with a case for being a moderate as opposed to being a leftist or a right winger his essays begin with a history of the ideas with which India was born and then moves on to a grand array of topics including a superb comparison of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Anna Hazare The essay I enjoyed and learnt most from is an analysis of the 1962 Sino Indian war there still is a remarkable How Money Became Dangerous dearth of knowledge in the popular sphere about this conflict that was so important at that stage for our country s evolutionThe second part of the book is shorter and includes the lovely essay on the Bangalore bookshop Premier s I first read in an anthology of writings on Bangalore The essays on the Oxford University Press and the EPW also introduced me to several important people in Indian publishing I know only as namesAltogether an essential book for the student of Indian history and the ideas that gave shape to it

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SUMMARY ´ Patriots and Partisans In this wonderfully readable collection of essays Ramachandra Guha defends the liberal centre against the dogmas of left and right with style depth. To someone who is well versed with the nitty gritty of Indian political panorama and exceedingly vigilant to the chimerical democratic garb that Indian politics adorn barring a few nostalgic personal textual pieces this book is akin to reading newspaper articles and magazines scouting for scholarly debates over elouent verses surpassing tapered attitudes to a universal perceptive of secularists farce under autocratic fascists and pluralists mirages To the unknown it s a revelation The Deranged Cousins or Whatever defends the liberal centre against the Intuición dogmas of left and right with style How Money Became Dangerous depth. To someone who is well versed with the nitty gritty of Indian political panorama and exceedingly vigilant to the chimerical Windburn democratic garb that Indian politics adorn barring a few nostalgic personal textual pieces this book is akin to reading newspaper articles and magazines scouting for scholarly

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SUMMARY ´ Patriots and Partisans 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. Having read previously the author s scholarly historical narratives in India After Gandhi and the brilliant editorial commentaries of the selected writings of the Makers of Modern India I started this book with the pre determined bias that I would like it The liberal Nehurvian views of Guha resonates that of mine and hence my expectations from this book was if not gaining new confirming information then at least reaffirmations of my own thought stream The book fully meets that expectationThe essays cover many of the contemporary themes prevailing Indian political discourses the changing political dynamics with time the sycophancy and dynastic politics in Congress the Hindutva trolls the declining significance of the left and the recent revolutions of anti corruption movements the fall and decline of haloed perceptions around Nehru and Gandhi etc All these essays hailing the pluralism and argumentativeness of Indian intelligentsia provide very liberal takes on the issues trying best not to be very one sided and judgmental The last few chapters on libraries magazines press and a bookshop despite my love for the theme felt out of place and only put there to fill pages for a full length book Goodnight Moon dynasty obsessed Congress part. Having read previously the author s scholarly historical narratives in India After Gandhi and the brilliant editorial commentaries of the selected writings of the Makers of Modern India I started this book with the pre A Hundred Summers determined bias that I would like it The liberal Nehurvian views of Guha resonates that of mine and hence my expectations from this book was if not gaining new confirming information then at least reaffirmations of my own thought stream The book fully meets that expectationThe essays cover many of the contemporary themes prevailing Indian political Cross Laminated Timber Design discourses the changing political Her Guilty Secret dynamics with time the sycophancy and High Risk Affair Silhouette Intimate Moments dynastic politics in Congress the Hindutva trolls the Monophobia 1 declining significance of the left and the recent revolutions of anti corruption movements the fall and The Passionate Lover decline of haloed perceptions around Nehru and Gandhi etc All these essays hailing the pluralism and argumentativeness of Indian intelligentsia provide very liberal takes on the issues trying best not to be very one sided and judgmental The last few chapters on libraries magazines press and a bookshop Nouns Verbs despite my love for the theme felt out of place and only put there to fill pages for a full length book


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  • Hardcover
  • 334
  • Patriots and Partisans
  • Ramachandra Guha
  • English
  • 09 April 2020
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