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A major new collection of essays by Ramachandra Guha, Democrats and Dissenters is a work of rigorous scholarship on topics of compelling contemporary interest, written with elegance and wit.

The audiobook covers a wide range of themes: from the varying national projects of India's neighbors to political debates within India itself, from the responsibilities of writers to the complex relationship between democracy and violence. It has essays critically assessing the work of Amartya Sen and Eric Hobsbawm, commentaries on the tragic predicament of tribals in India - who are, as Guha demonstrates, far worse off than Dalits or Muslims, yet get a fraction of the attention - and on the peculiar absence of a tradition of conservative intellectuals in India.

Each essay takes up an important topic or an influential intellectual, as a window to explore major political and cultural debates in India and the world. Democrats and Dissenters is widely read and even more widely discussed.

©2016 Ramachandra Guha (P)2019 Random House Audio

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Most of the Book is a revelation of lesser remembered intellectuals who shaped various aspects of India

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Must read for every Indian

every Indian should read this book. explains India's recent history current developments and roadmap for the future in in very lucid and simple terms thinker we should listen to and ideas we should take to the next generation are all encapsulated in this book l. one of the most important books I have read.