Tên Sách: The Idea of India
A classic since it was first published in 1997, The Idea of India is a magisterial historical study that addresses the paradoxes and ironies of the world’s largest democracy. When, in 1947, the British divided and departed their most prized imperial possession, they handed a huge, diverse, and poor society to a small nationalist elite. For decades this elite would uphold a
In a new introduction written for this edition, Khilnani reflects on the book’s striking relevance to the country’s recent developments–from the rise of a new billionaire class to the election of a government with exclusivist conception of Indian identity. Throughout, he provokes readers and illuminates a fundamental question as urgent now as ever: Can the original idea of India survive its own successes?