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Book Title: Makers of Modern Asia|
The author of the book: Ramachandra Guha
Date of issue: August 29th 2014
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Format files: PDF
The size of the: 26.96 MB
Edition: Harvard University Press
Read full description of the books Makers of Modern Asia:Series of eleven biographical essays on major figures in the history of modern Asia. Treads lightly with the themes of nationalism, anti-colonialism, choice of political institutions, economic strategy, foreign policy, and the interplay between post-colonialism and tradition. Helped me think critically about figures I was already aware of, and introduced me to ones I was less familiar with.
Ho Chi Minh
Lee Kuan Yew
Zulfakir Ali Bhutto (Not Jinnah, interestingly enough.)
Read information about the authorRamachandra Guha was born in Dehradun in 1958, and educated in Delhi and Calcutta. He has taught at the University of Oslo, Stanford, and Yale, and at the Indian Institute of Science. He has been a Fellow of the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, and also served as the Indo-American Community Chair Visiting Professor at the University of California at Berkeley.
After a peripatetic academic career, with five jobs in ten years on three continents, Guha settled down to become a full-time writer based in Bangalore. His books cover a wide range of themes, including a global history of environmentalism, a biography of an anthropologist-activist, a social history of Indian cricket, and a social history of Himalayan peasants.
Guha’s books and essays have been translated into more than twenty languages. The prizes they have won include the U.K. Cricket Society’s Literary Award and the Leopold-Hidy Prize of the American Society of Environmental History.
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