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Thanks to you all! After that, the next dose of history comes from media in the form of debates and analysis.

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Guha’s book reminds us that the citizenly pride that permeates it is not incompatible with judgment, hindsight, intelligence and distance; that citizenship is not a natural thing, but that it is, in some cases, inevitable.

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India After Gandhi: The History of the World’s Largest Democracy

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One is the objective stance Guha adopts in relating events; he presents dry fact after fact at times and it becomes a little trying.

The following timeless lines by Ghalib very well express this dilemma: More specifically, it shows how through the very act of writing, often in English, these thought leaders reconfigured Indian society.

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We Indians have been told this in school and swallowed it without a question.