by Shash Tharoor
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He gives us a clear-sighted view of the forces working to undermine the idea of India (a phrase coined by Rabindranath Tagore) that has evolved through history and which, in its modern form, was enshrined in India s Constitution by its founding fathers. Divided into six sections, the book starts off by exploring historical and contemporary ideas of nationalism, patriotism, liberalism, democracy, and humanism, many of which emerged in the West in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and quickly spread throughout the world. The author then summarizes India s liberal constitutionalism, exploring the enlightened values that towering leaders and thinkers like Gandhi, Nehru, Tagore, Ambedkar, Patel, Azad, and others invested the nation with.