An Anthropologist Among The Marxists And Other Essays

An Anthropologist Among The Marxists And Other Essays

'Inside every thinking there is a Gandhian and a Marxist struggling for supremacy', says Ramachandra Guha in the opening sentence of this wonderfully readable book of ideas, opinions and reflections. A substantial portion of the book expands on this salvo: it analyses Gandhians and psuedo-Gandhians, Marxists and anti-Marxists, Nehruvians and anti-secularists, democrats and Stalinists, scientists and historians, environmentalists and cricketers - in short all those who comprise the intellectual life of thinking Indians today.

Title:An Anthropologist Among The Marxists And Other Essays
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9788178240039
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  • Muthuvel

    The collection of essays regarding the historical Indian intellectuals who weren't from the mainstream mass of Gandhian, Nehruvian and the globalized times. In such a way, it is indeed a wonderful por...

  • Umesh Kesavan

    The essay on Khushwant singh is so wonderful. The section "Use and abuse of Gandhi" is a must read....

  • Amrendra

    Best collection of essays that I have read so far. The essays are extremely well researched and presented in a non-partisan impartial vein. The book is divided in 4 broad sections, each containing sev...

  • Vivek

    Ramachandra Guha's collection of essays covers topics ranging from biographies of historians and ecologists to the contribution of Sikhs to Indian cricket. Beautifully written and an absolute joy to r...

  • Anal Ghosh

    A typical Ramachandra Guha novel as he tells us about people who have shaped India's history, culture, politics and sports in the last century. More importantly, he chronicles people who we do not usu...

  • Amit

    Brilliant collection of essays on national (Indian) and international personalities as well as insightful chapters on many locally important field-changers of Indian history. This is a book I should h...

  • Niloy Ganguly

    Great Book read most of the articles, good thing is mostly opinion is interspersed with personal experience of the author with the person about whom he is writing. ...