Monthly Archives: September 2012

India after Gandhi: The Logic of Partition

In the second chapter, Guha discusses why the Partition had become inevitable much before August 1947. There are three main dimensions to why India did not stay united after independence Gandhi and Nehru ignored Jinnah in the 1920’s and the … Continue reading

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India After Gandhi: Freedom and Parricide

The first chapter of Guha’s book is titled, “Freedom and Parricide”. It discusses the first independence┬áday celebrations, ┬áthe riots, and Gandhi’s assassination. Celebrations at midnight 1) Congress had been celebrating an Independence Day every year on January 26 since 1930. … Continue reading

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