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Treading the Beaten Path A Journey Through India

Author Name: Dr Fazal Ghafoor | Format: Paperback | Genre : Literature & Fiction | Other Details

Treading the Beaten Path is a rereading of history through the review and critical analysis of fifty books. It is an in-depth analysis of major events that shaped the history of contemporary India. Amongst authors are B R Ambedkar, Rajdeep Sardesai Jai Ram Ramesh, Ramachandra Guha, Kuldip Nayyar, Zoya Hassan and a host of others. Major epochs in history like the Mughal period, Partition of India, the Emergency, Operation Blue Star etc. are included. The biographies of Sheik Abdulla, Feroze Gandhi and critical studies on S C Bose, Nehru and Gandhi form a part. Epochs of history include the partition of Bengal and Andhra Pradesh. A look at the two-part defense of Hinduism by Shashi Tharoor is a highlight. An evaluation of the Communist, Hindutva and Mandal movements is undertaken. On a lighter vein the biographies of Mohamed Rafi, Kishore Kumar and Sahir Ludhianvi are explored. The reviews have a personal touch as the author has thought out of the box to add his opinion to many a contentious issue at hand. In that sense it is not a review but a critical narrative with the book acting only as a template with the discussion many a time spilling beyond the confines of it.

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Dr Fazal Ghafoor

Dr Fazal Ghafoor is a noted social, political, literary and music critic. He has been awarded the best Doctor and Social worker Award by the Kerala Govt. He has compiled books titled Quiz for all, Cinema Quiz and The Brain. He has conducted Quiz programs in many a TV Channel. Major ones being the music serial Yaadein, the autobiographical Charithram Enniloode and the Quiz Brain of Kerala. He has served as the President of the Kerala Film Chamber, Governing council member Kerala Health University and Indian Medical council.

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