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Ramachandra Guha

Ramachandra Guha is a writer-historian who has authored several books including the popular India after Gandhi. Apart from writing and teaching at various international universities, Guha is also a columnist. He is a recipient of awards including the Ramnath Goenka Prize for excellence in journalism, Sahitya Akademi Award, Daily Telegraph/Cricket Society prize, the Malcolm Adideshiah Award for excellence in social science research. Guha has also been felicitated with the Padma Bhushan award in 2009. Guha was awarded a honorary doctorate in the humanities by Yale University. A member of the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators of BCCI, Guha resigned in June 2017.


Hope 'Rebels Against the Raj' is read by Indians of all political persuasions: Ramachandra Guha

February 24, 2022 10:38 am

Guha names leaders, political parties and organisations across the world who he believes can learn from the lives of the remarkable foreigners featured in the book.

Civil service, judiciary, media are performing at below optimum levels...framers of Constitution would’ve been horrified: Ramachandra Guha

January 24, 2022 2:20 pm

🔴 Ramachandra Guha on the Indian Republic, deepening of democracy, undermining of public institutions, rewriting of history, and the abandoning of national icons by the Congress, allowing the BJP to appropriate them. This session was moderated by Monojit Majumdar, Editor for Explanatory Journalism, The Indian Express

'Rebels Against the Raj': Ramachandra Guha's next to hit stands in January

December 02, 2021 3:00 pm

The book will tell the story of seven foreign rebels who fought for India's freedom from imperial rule.

Bengaluru reacts to Tejasvi Surya: 'CM, Opposition leaders should stand up...,' says Guha, others demand probe

May 07, 2021 8:31 am

Ramachandra Guha suggested that CM Yediyurappa and senior leaders like former Prime Minister H D Devegowda and former CM Siddaramaiah should look into the matter seriously.

N Srinivasan, Amit Shah are effectively running BCCI: Ramachandra Guha

November 23, 2020 9:03 am

Ramachandra Guha also took a shot at former India captain Sourav Ganguly for his role in endorsing a fantasy game despite being the president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

Ramachandra Guha on new book: ‘India as a cricketing superpower mirrors our economic rise’

November 19, 2020 9:27 am

In an interview with, the historian spoke about the craft of historical biographies and the gaps in the history writing of post-Independent India that he wishes to be filled by younger scholars.

Ramchandra Guha denies receiving apology from Karnataka minister over detention at anti-CAA protest

February 20, 2020 5:29 pm

"We have not curbed protests anywhere. Minor discrepancies have taken place including historian Ramachandra Guha being manhandled during a protest. I have called and apologised to him for that," Karnataka Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai had said in the Assembly on Wednesday.

'Some foreign ministers read books': Jaishankar to Ramachandra Guha after spat on Nehru-Patel

February 13, 2020 8:22 pm

"Some Foreign Ministers do read books. May be a good habit for some Professors too," Jaishankar tells Guha after the latter sought to debunk the myth that Nehru did not want Patel in his cabinet.

Did say Rahul Gandhi was a fifth generation dynast, but I said much, much, more: Ramachandra Guha

January 18, 2020 8:50 pm

Guha said that his talk was a "defence of constitutional patriotism against Hindutva jingoism".

Ramachandra Guha detained in Bengaluru: ‘Are we a totalitarian regime?’

December 20, 2019 5:57 am

Guha raised slogans against the new law before he was dragged away and put under what police called “preventive arrest”. He was later released.