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Ramachandra Guha

historian and writer from India

1958   -  

country of citizenship: India
educated at: The Doon School, University of Delhi, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, St. Stephen's College, Delhi School of Economics
occupation: author, historian, teacher, journalist
award received: Sahitya Akademi Award, Padma Bhushan, Fukuoka Asian Culture Prize
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Ramachandra Guha (born 29 April 1958) is an Indian historian and writer whose research interests include environmental, social, political, contemporary and cricket history. He is also a columnist for The Telegraph and Hindustan Times. A regular contributor to various academic journals, Guha has also written for The Caravan and Outlook magazines. For the year 2011–12, he held a visiting position at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), the Philippe Roman Chair in History and International Affairs. His latest book is Gandhi: The Years That Changed the World (2018), the second part of the planned two-volume biography of M. K. Gandhi. It is a follow up to the acclaimed, Gandhi Before India (2013). His large body of work, covering a wide range of fields and yielding a number of rational insights has made him a significant figure in Indian historical studies, and Guha is valued as one of the major historians of the late twentieth and early twenty first centuries. He was appointed to BCCI's panel of administrators by the Supreme Court of India on 30 January 2017 only to resign in July of the same year.
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