The book written by Ram Chandra Guha are always detailed and covers the details which have been missed by other political writers, which he mentioned in his books candidly.
It contained the political work done by various personalities in the British India and Independent India. It tells how the former made the foundation for new India. The Gandhi of course shadows other leaders because of his political, spiritual thinking.
The chapter I like the most is one on Tarabhai Shinde, born in Marathi family and tells assertively what she thinks of men and women relationship. Why women are suppressed The exploitation by men fro money making, violation of religion by them.
The book tells the important leaders of India b analyzing their political career and writing, who made the India modern.