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A regular contributor to various academic journals, Guha has also written for The Caravan and Outlook magazines. For the year 2011-12, he held a visiting position at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), the Philippe Roman Chair in History and International Affairs. His latest book is Gandhi: The Years That Changed the World (2018), the second part of his two-volume biography of M. K. Gandhi. It is a follow-up to the acclaimed Gandhi Before India (2013). His large body of work, covering a wide range of fields and yielding a number of rational insights, has made him a significant figure in Indian historical studies, and Guha is valued as one of the major historians of the late 20th and early 21st centuries.The American Historical Association (AHA) has conferred its Honorary Foreign Member prize for the year 2019 on Ramchandra Guha. He is the third Indian historian to be recognised by the association, joining the ranks of Romila Thapar and Jadunath Sarkar, who received the honour in 2009 and 1952 respectively.
He was appointed to BCCI's panel of administrators by the Supreme Court of India on 30 January 2017, only to resign in July of the same year.
Early life and education
Guha was born on 29 April 1958 at Dehradun,[failed verification]Uttar Pradesh (now in Uttarakhand) in a Tamil family. He was brought up in Dehradun, where his father Subramaniam Ramdas Guha worked at the Forest Research Institute, and his mother was a high-school teacher. While he should have been named Subramaniam Ramachandra in keeping with Tamil name-keeping norms, his teachers at school, presumably while registering his name during admission, were not familiar with these and he came to be called Ramachandra Guha. He grew up in Dehradun, on the Forest Research Institute campus.
Guha is the author of India after Gandhi, published by Macmillan and Ecco in 2007. This book has been translated into Hindi in two volumes as Bharat: Gandhi Ke Baad and Bharat: Nehru Ke Baad and published by Penguin. The Tamil version of the book is published in the name " ( 1 & 2)" ("Indhiya varalaaru Gandhikku pin - Part 1 & 2") by Kizhakku and translated by R. P. Sarathy. The Bengali version of the book is published in the name "- " by Ananda Publishers Private Limited and translated by Ashish Lahiri.
Guha also published a collection of essays titled Patriots and Partisans in November 2012.
In October 2013, he published Gandhi Before India, the first part of a planned two-volume biography of Mahatma Gandhi which describes life from his childhood to the two decades in South Africa. Another collection of essays under the title Democrats and Dissenters was released in September 2016. Guha has authored books on a diverse range of subjects including Cricket, Environment, Politics, History, etc.
In 2018, Guha published Gandhi: The Years That Changed the World, 1914-1948, a sequel to his 2013 book, which deals with events from Gandhi coming back to India to his death. It also has an epilogue that discusses the role of Gandhi in contemporary world politics.
Guha has written extensively on cricket in both his capacity as a journalist and historian. His research into the social history of Indian cricket culminated in his work A Corner of a Foreign Field: The Indian history of a British Sport in 2002. The work charts the development of cricket in India from its inception during the British Raj to its position in contemporary India as the nations favourite pastime.
In July 2017 Guha stepped down from his position as a BCCI administrator, citing personal reasons.He's also going to release a book containing cricket stories in the following year (2021).
In November 2020, he published his new book The Commonwealth of Cricket: A Lifelong Love Affair with the Most Subtle and Sophisticated Game Known to Humankind detailing a first-person account of the astonishing transformation of cricket in India, across all levels at which the game is played: school, college, club, state, country and presents vivid portraits of local heroes, provincial icons, and international stars through the 50 years he has been following the game. It is a cricketing memoir set as a work of literature and is keenly informed by his scholarly training, the stories and sketches narrated against a wider canvas of social and historical change. The book blends memoir, anecdote, reportage, and political critique 
Guha is married to the graphic designer Sujata Keshavan, and they have two children. Their son Keshava Guha became a fiction author with the release of Accidental Magic at the 2019 Bangalore Literature Festival.
Awards and recognition
Ramachandra Guha at Kerala Sasthra Sahithya Parishad State Conference 2019, Pramadam, Pathanamthitta, Kerala, India