Longer Essays features a selection of Guha’s more reflective and extended articles (5,000 words or more) on history and politics.
Indira Gandhi and the Indian Emergency
The Hindu (published in June 2000 on the 25th Anniversary of the Emergency)
‘I had always believed that Mrs Gandhi had no faith in democracy, that she was by inclination and conviction a dictator. This belief has tragically turned out to be true’. Jayaprakash Narayan, prison diary, entry of 22 July 1975 ‘I have no more powers than I had before’. Indira Gandhi, in an interview with NBC, 24 [...]