Ramachandra Guha is a historian, environmentalist, and public intellectual. His major works include The Unquiet Woods: Ecological Change and Peasant Resistance in the Himalayas, A Corner of a Foreign Field, India after Gandhi: The History of the World’s Largest Democracy, and Gandhi Before India. He contributes regularly to academic journals and writes about social and political issues in leading newspapers and contemporary publications. Guha’s honours and awards include the Leopold-Hidy Prize of the American Society of Environmental History, the Daily Telegraph/Cricket Society Prize, the Malcolm Adideshiah Award for Excellence in Social Science Research, the Ramnath Goenka Prize for Excellence in Journalism, and the Sahitya Akademi Award.
Personality Cults and Democratic Decline