Author of international bestseller, ‘India after Gandhi’ launched his latest offering, ‘Makers of Modern India’ published by Penguin Books India, at the Taj West End last evening . Girish Karnad, author and playwright, who was there to launch the book spoke of Mr. Guha as being one who added vibrancy to intellectual India, and also said that the book, like Mr. Guha himself, throws up answers and raises questions.
Makers Of Modern India profiles nineteen Indians whose ideas had a defining impact on the formation and evolution of our republic and presents rare and compelling excerpts from their writings and speeches.
This book highlights little-known aspects of major figures in Indian history like Tagore and Nehru; it also rehabilitates thinkers who have been unjustly forgotten, such as Tarabai Shinde and Hamid Dalwai.
Mr. Guha spoke of how the book came about and also spoke of Indian politicians from today and the past. The book, he said, is for every politician and every thinking Indian.