Posted on November 7, 2012
Ramachandra Guha is a historian based in Bangalore. He has previously taught at the universities of Yale, Stanford, Oslo, and California (Berkeley). His books include a pioneering environmental history, The Unquiet Woods (University of California Press), an award-winning social history of cricket, A Corner of a Foreign Field (Picador), and India after Gandhi: The History of the World’s Largest Democracy (HarperCollins). Published in 2007, India after Gandhi won the Ramnath Goenka Award for the best work of non-fiction published in India, and The Economist, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, the San Francisco Chronicle, and Outlook chose it as a Book of the Year. In 2009, he was awarded the Padma Bhushan, the Republic of India’s third highest civilian honor, and both India Today and BusinessWeek chose him as one of the fifty most influential people in India.
More about Ramachandra Guha: http://ramachandraguha.in/