May 06 2011
Award-winning Historian & Biographer, Author of ‘India After Gandhi: A History of the World’s Largest Democracy’
Ramachandra Guha (Ramachandra Guha Speaker)is acknowledged as a world authority in three distinct fields of scholarship, pioneering in the field of environmental history in South Asia, having authored several landmark essays on environmentalism and being seen as a pioneer in the field of sports history. He is a columnist for The Telegraph, Khaleej Times and The Hindustan Times newspapers. He is a fellow of Indian Institute of Management Calcutta. A historian and journalist, he is author of ‘India after Gandhi: The History of the World’s Largest Democracy’, edits ‘The Picador Book of Cricket’ and is a regular columnist with The Telegraph of Calcutta.
“Indian democracy’s pre-eminent chronicler” Time Magazine
Ramachandra Guha graduated from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi with a BA in Economics and then attained an MA from the Delhi School of Economics (University of Delhi). He then went to Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, where he did a Fellowship (equivalent to a Ph.D.) on the social history of forestry in Uttaranchal, that focused on the Chipko movement, which was later published as ‘The Unquiet Woods’. His books and essays have been translated into more than twenty languages. His essay ‘Radical American Environmentalism and Wilderness Preservation’ has been reprinted in more than thirty anthologies.
What he offers you
With books covering a wide range of themes, including a global history of environmentalism, a biography of an anthropologist-activist, a social history of Indian cricket, and a social history of Himalayan peasants, Ramachandra Guha is a ground-breaking pioneer, who is regarded as one of the hundred most influential public intellectuals in the world by Prospect and Foreign Policy magazines. He has emerged as the most prominent chronicler of India’s past and of its present and he is very much in demand at prestigious events worldwide.
How he presents
The author-historian-sociologist-cricket expert-environmentalist, Ramachandra Guha has own direct no-nonsense, and sometimes controversial, style. One thing you can’t accuse Ramachandra Guha of is mincing his words. He is also part of our Top Indian keynote speakers.
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Innovative Leadership of Mahatma Gandhi
The Past and Future of Indian Democracy
Why India is the Most Interesting Country in the World
Will India Become a Superpower?
Makers of Modern India (Editor)
India after Gandhi: The history of the world’s largest democracy
How Much Should a Person Consume?: Thinking Through the Environment
The States of Indian Cricket
The Last Liberal and Other Essays
An Indian cricket century (Editor)
A Corner of a Foreign Field – An Indian history of a British sport
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