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Ramachandra Guha is an Indian historian and economist whose research interests include environmental, social, economics, political, contemporary and cricket history.
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Shivaji Park
Shanta Gokhle - 2020-01-01
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One of the earliest planned neighbourhoods of Bombay, Shivaji Park in Dadar was conceived in order to decongest the mega city’s residential and commercial centre after the plague epidemic of 1896. With its massive playground named after the Maratha warrior king, gorgeous Art Deco buildings and the great Arabian Sea beyond, Shivaji Park was a covete...
Ramachandra Guha
2021-04-15T03:58:17.000Z
Just finished reading this lovely book on a storied Mumbai locality. The landscape and social life of Shivaji Park are sketched with sensitivity and authority.      source
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The King and the People
Sovereignty and Popular Politics in Mughal Delhi
Abhishek Kaicker - 2020-03-02
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An original exploration of the relationship between the Mughal emperor and his subjects in the space of the Mughal empire's capital, The King and the People overturns an axiomatic assumption in the history of premodern South Asia: that the urban masses were merely passive objects of rule and remained unable to express collective political aspiratio...
Ramachandra Guha
2021-02-25T09:54:20.000Z
I am halfway through Abhishek Kaicker’s THE KING AND THE PEOPLE: SOVEREIGNTY AND POPULAR POLITICS IN MUGHAL DELHI. This is a brilliant book, painstakingly researched and elegantly written, both history from above and from below. I’m enjoying it hugely and learning a lot too. 1/3      source
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The Death Script
Dreams and Delusions in Naxal Country
Ashutosh Bhardwaj - 2020-07-20
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From 2011 to 2015, Ashutosh Bhardwaj lived in Indias red corridor, and made several trips thereafter, reporting on the Maoists, on the states atrocities, and on lives caught in the crossfire.In The Death Script, he writes of his time there, of the various men and women he meets from both sides of the conflict, bringing home with astonishing power t...
Ramachandra Guha
2020-12-08T16:47:54.000Z
This is richly deserved. "Death Script" is a deeply moving and beautifully written book.      source
Gandhi and Bhagat Singh [Paperback] [Jan 01, 2012] Datta, V. N. book cover
Gandhi and Bhagat Singh [Paperback] [Jan 01, 2012] Datta, V. N.
V. N. Datta - 2012-01-01 (first published in 2008)
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Ramachandra Guha
2020-12-02T09:33:25.000Z
Professor VN Datta’s books on Bhagat Singh, Maulana Azad, and the Jallianwala Bagh massacre are landmarks of historical scholarship. He was also a wonderfully generous human being. His work and example live on.      source
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Maulana Azad
V. N. Datta - 1990-12-01
Ramachandra Guha
2020-12-02T09:33:25.000Z
Professor VN Datta’s books on Bhagat Singh, Maulana Azad, and the Jallianwala Bagh massacre are landmarks of historical scholarship. He was also a wonderfully generous human being. His work and example live on.      source
Ramachandra Guha
2020-12-02T09:33:25.000Z
Professor VN Datta’s books on Bhagat Singh, Maulana Azad, and the Jallianwala Bagh massacre are landmarks of historical scholarship. He was also a wonderfully generous human being. His work and example live on.      source
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Defying the Odds
The Rise of Dalit Entrepreneurs
Devesh Kapur - 2014-07-01
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Defying the Odds is about the new Dalit identity. It profiles the phenomenal rise of twenty Dalit entrepreneurs, the few who through a combination of grit, ambition, drive and hustle—and some luck—have managed to break through social, economic and practical barriers. It illustrates instances where adversity compensated for disadvantage, where worki...
Ramachandra Guha
2020-09-20T04:56:32.000Z
Chandra Bhan Prasad’s books, such as his "Dalit Diary" and his co-authored "Defying the Odds", are indispensable to a deeper understanding of modern India.      source
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Dalit Diary, 1999-2003
Reflections on Apartheid in India
Chandra Bhan Prasad - 2004-10-01
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Chandra Bhan Prasad writes Dalit Diary, the only column by a dalit in a mainstream newspaper, The Pioneer. This book collects many of these columns. Week after week, Prasad relentlessly voices the aspirations of millions of dalits with controlled rage, clothes facts in original perceptions, and demonstrates how untouchability stares you in the face...
Ramachandra Guha
2020-09-20T04:56:32.000Z
Chandra Bhan Prasad’s books, such as his "Dalit Diary" and his co-authored "Defying the Odds", are indispensable to a deeper understanding of modern India.      source
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The Environmentalism of the Poor
A Study of Ecological Conflicts and Valuation
Juan Martinez-Alier - 2003-10-26
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The Environmentalism of the Poor has the explicit intention of helping to establish two emerging fields of study - political ecology and ecological economics - and also investigating the relations between them. The author analyzes several manifestations of the growing `environmental justice movement', and also of `popular environmentalism' and the ...
Ramachandra Guha
2020-09-15T13:34:31.000Z
Wonderful to hear that the great Catalan scholar J. Martínez Alier has been awarded the prestigious Balzan Prize. Among his many books my personal favourite is “The Environmentalism of the Poor”.      source
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Small Is Beautiful
Economics as if People Mattered (Harper Perennial Modern Thought)
E. F. Schumacher - 2010-10-19 (first published in 1973)
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"Nothing less than a full-scale assault on conventional economic wisdom."—NewsweekOne the 100 most influential books published since World War II—The Times Literary SupplementHailed as an "eco-bible" by Time magazine, E.F. Schumacher's riveting, richly researched statement on sustainability has become more relevant and vital with each year since it...
Ramachandra Guha
2020-04-23T16:03:27.000Z
On World Book Day, I recommend five environmental classics: Rachel Carson, Silent Spring E. F. Schumacher, Small is Beautiful J. Martinez-Alier, The Environmentalism of the Poor Carolyn Merchant, The Death of Nature John McNeill, Something New Under the Sun      source
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Bridging East and West
Prof. Chinmoy Guha - 2019-07-17
Imperfect by Sanjay Manjrekar
The Burning Forest by Nandini Sundar
Elephants and Kings by Thomas R. Trautmann
Soccer in Sun and Shadow by Eduardo Galeano
Whigs and Hunters by E. P. Thompson
Telling Times by Nadine Gordimer
A Life in Two Worlds by Sarala Behn
Britons by Linda Colley
Duties and Delights by Tzvetan Todorov
Silent Spring by Rachel Carson
Essays by George Orwell
Something New Under the Sun by J. R. McNeill
The Rise of Islam and the Bengal Frontier, 1204-1760 by Richard M. Eaton
Autobiography of an Unknown Cricketer by Mukherjee S.
The Construction of Religious Boundaries by Harjot Oberoi
Politics, Women and Well-Being by Robin Jeffrey
The Death of Nature by Carolyn Merchant
French Rural History by Marc Bloch