Ramachandra Guha pens ‘the most ambitious book’ on Mahatma Gandhi

Renowned historian and author of several bestselling books, including the highly acclaimed “India After Gandhi” and “Gandhi Before India”, Ramachandra Guha has penned a new book on the father of the nation, which has just gone to the press and will be out in September.

Billed as the most definitive new biography of Gandhi, the upcoming book is titled “Gandhi: The years that changed the world (1914-1948)” and will be published by Penguin Random House India. Drawing on never-before-seen sources and animated by its author’s unparalleled sense of drama and politics, Guha’s latest work will be marketed as the “most ambitious and integral book” on Bapu.

The book will be relevant, particularly in the context of religious tensions and communal disharmony engulfing the country in contemporary times. At the same time, the 60-year-old historian is known for his profound research and objective portrayal of his subjects, and readers can look forward to drawing lessons from Gandhi’s life in current times.

It is a follow up to “Gandhi Before India” (2013). Further details on the book and a formal announcement are awaited from the publisher. Guha’s large body of work, covering a range of fields and yielding a number of rational insights has made him a significant figure in Indian historical studies. He is valued as one of the major historians of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries.

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