by Sunil Khilnani - £11.99 Penguin Books Ltd (2012)
paperback ISBN 13: 9780718197254 | ISBN 10: 0718197259
This is one of the key books on modern India, acclaimed as the definitive account, and now republished with a new introduction.
The Idea of India was originally published to mark the 50th anniversary of India's independence and has since established itself as a uniquely valuable and authoritative book on a key subject. At the heart of India's self-image since independence has been 'the idea of India' - modern, technocratic, egalitarian, secular - but the tensions between the idea and the reality have become almost intolerable. This book shows how.
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