Books by Ramachandra Guha

Released: Oct. 2, 2018

"Superb. On nearly every page, Guha offers evidence why Gandhi remains relevant in the world 70 years after his death."
Following Gandhi Before India (2014), noted political historian Guha continues with a massive and much-needed study of his subject's emergence as a world leader. Read full book review >
MAKERS OF MODERN ASIA by Ramachandra Guha
Released: Aug. 1, 2014

"A terrific teaching aid with helpful footnotes."
Mostly robust biographies of 11 galvanizers of modern Asian nationalism, from Gandhi to Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, underscore the importance of politics before economics. Read full book review >
GANDHI BEFORE INDIA by Ramachandra Guha
Released: April 16, 2014

"Guha offers a full, relaxed portrait of how the 'Mahatma' came to be, as he gained his voice as a writer, seeker and leader."
The first in a two-volume biography of Gandhi (1869-1948) by a seasoned Indian scholar distinguishes itself from legions of others by its clarity and many facets. Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"Evenhanded, particularly on the thorny matter of Indo-Pakistani relations. Well timed to coincide with the 60th anniversary of independence, and well worth reading for anyone interested in world affairs."
India is indeed the world's largest democracy. But, writes essayist Guha, the question is, what sort of democracy? Read full book review >