In this wide-ranging collection of essays, Ramachandra Guha defends the liberal centre against the dogmas of left and right, and does so with style, depth, and polemical verve. Among the subjects on which he turns a critical eye are Hindutva, the Communist left and the dynasty-obsessed Congress party. Whether writing about politics, profiling individuals or analysing social trends, Guha displays a masterly touch, confirming his standing as India’s most admired historian and public intellectual.
- Written in a wonderfully readable style, will provoke much debate and discussion
- Covering a wide range of subjects of contemporary relevance, such as:
- An essay on the threats to the Indian republic from the Right, the Left and the state itself
- An analysis comparing and contrasting two old men, PM Manmohan Singh and Anna Hazare
- An examination of the dynasty-obsessed Congress Party and its culture of sycophancy
- Hindutva hate mail which floods the Internet