ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Flashes about Our Innards

Flashes about Our Innards The Ordeal of Nationhood : A Social Study of India since Independence, 1947-1970 by Krishan Bhatia; Atheneum; $ 10.
AT the risk of being called to order for arguing over semantics, Krishan Bhatia's penetrating study of India concerns itself primarily with politics and only peripherally with society. In that sense it is not a .social study per se; but that does not detract from its intrinsic worth. For Bhatia has done what few Indians have done? before: he has given an overview of the Indian scene, with all its gullies and nullahs, its rubbish heaps and dunghills, with refreshing candour. Such a volume was long overdue. Others

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