22 thoughts on “The Long Life and Lingering Death of the Indian National Congress

  1. Absolutely first rate analysis of the Indian National Congress and its history. 1885 to the present.

  2. That last line— right wing populism vs the constitutional legacies of Nehru and Ambedkar—- is riveting.

  3. INDIAN NATIONAL CONGRESS is the brainchild of the British, A O Hume who is the founder of the Congress. Gandhi was 16 years of age and Nehru was not even born when the Party was founded. A lot had gone behind the scenes for the formation of Congress in India. It all started since 1857

  4. MR GUHA, WHAT IS THE ACTIVE CIVIL SOCIETY DOING NOW?! WHAT THEY DO ABOUT THE MISMANAGEMENT OF MODI? THIS SO CALLED SELF DECLARED ACTIVE CIVIL SOCIETY DRIVEN BY RSS WITH PROTAGONISTS LIKE ANNA HAZARE, ARVIN KEJRIWAL AND KIRAN BEDI DID ONLY THE HARM RATHER THAN GOOD TO THE COUNTRY. MODI & CO IS LOOTING THE COUNTRY TO THE WELFARE OF A HANDFUL OF CRONY CAPITALIST. YOUR ACTIVE CIVIL SOCIETY DOES NOTHING WHEREAS THEY DID SO MUCH OF HUE AND CRY AGAINST THE NOBLE GOVT OF MANMOHANSINGH. THIS ACTIVE CIVIL SOCIETY IS A FARCE .

  5. All illogical ideas shared by Ramchandra Guha..on the question of a single Family dominating the party !! Bogus speech !!

  6. Nothing dies in India…look at Mughals still alive because of cuisines and music look at Mauryans alive in India's emblem, look at the Greeks alive because of architecture and sculpture. Look at British alive because of English..Congress too is not going to die it may become some sort of debating club of educated India men and women..

  7. What a stooge of Gandhi and Nehru. He forgot Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, elected president of INC and how Netaji slapped Gandhi's egoism, don't learn Indian History from such persons. "Nehru had sacrificed in independence movement" is this a history or comedy?

  8. BARKHA DUTT IS THE MOST ANTI-DEMOCRATIC AND COMMUNAL JOURNALIST IN THE WORLD ALWAYS SPREADING VENOM AGAINST MOST POWERFUL 4 TIMES DEMOCRATICALLY SELECTED LEADER OF INDIA. 24X7 SHE DOES IT…… THIS IS ONLY JOURNALISM SHE KNOWS. SICK.

  9. Excellent talk. You can see how much research has gone into his work on Gandhiji.
    Mr Guha may be judged harshly today but his work will be applauded 100 years from today as pathbreaking.

  10. this man is bigoted against hindus & their faith, by posting pictures of eating beef just to spite hindus which he would not dare to do to any other community also Gandhi wanted ban on beef and was crusader for cow protection .someone with these credentials shouldn't be talking about Gandhi & Congress.
    also current congress has nothing to do with per-indepedence congress ,current congress (I) was Indira Gandhi congress and original congress died which had (Cow&Calf symbol !) which Gandhi himself wanted to disable after independence.
    i came here thinking inspite of all this he had some scholarship sadly this sounds like more hodge-podge commentary that almost any randome twitter user can deliver. sad state of scholarship in India.

  11. He is a person who is good in parts. Plus his research is sound. The Congress is almost finished as a party. But India needs a credible opposition. They also need new leaders to revive the Congress party. But where are they??

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