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Author : Sanjaya Baru
ISBN : 9384067687
Genre : India
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Political biography of P.V. Narasimha Rao, 1921-2004, former prime minister of India.

The Man Who Remade India

Author : Vinay Sitapati
ISBN : 9780190692872
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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When P.V. Narasimha Rao became the unlikely prime minister of India in 1991, he inherited economic catastrophe, violent insurgencies and a nation adrift. Yet because he was unloved by his people and mistrusted by his own party-a minority in Parliament and ruling under the shadow of Sonia Gandhi-Rao lacked the mandate to combat these crises. Yet, Rao was not just able to last a full five years as Prime Minister, he reinvented India, at home and abroad. Few world leaders have achieved so much with so little power. With exclusive access to Rao's never-before-seen personal papers as well as over a hundred interviews, Vinay Sitapati's definitive biography tells the story of India's makeover in the 1990s and the story of the Deng Xiaoping-like figure who did it. Assuming power over an ossified, quasi-socialist economy burdened by inefficient industrial behemoths, Rao was instrumental in driving through a broad set of liberalizing economic reforms that transformed India. Rao's career is the ideal window through which to understand how India became a force in the global economy almost overnight. Sitapati traces Rao's life from a village in Telangana through his years in power and-afterward-his humiliation in retirement. Yet the book never loses sight of the inner man-his difficult childhood, his corruptions and love affairs, and his lingering loneliness. Meticulously researched and honestly told, this landmark political biography is a must-read for anyone interested in the man responsible for transforming India.

To The Brink And Back

Author : Jairam Ramesh
ISBN : 8129137801
Genre : Political Science
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The Accidental Prime Minister

Author : Sanjaya Baru
ISBN : 9789351186380
Genre : Literary Collections
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When The Accidental Prime Minister was published in 2014, it created a storm and became the publishing sensation of the year. The Prime Minister’s Office called the book a work of ‘fiction’, the press hailed it as a revelatory account of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s first term in UPA. Written by Singh’s media adviser and trusted aide, the book describes Singh’s often troubled relations with his ministers, his cautious equation with Sonia Gandhi and how he handled the big crises from managing the Left to pushing through the nuclear deal. Insightful, acute and packed with political anecdotes, The Accidental Prime Minister is one of the great insider accounts of Indian political life.

Half Lion

Author : Vinay Sitapati
ISBN : 0670088226
Genre : India
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Ayodhya 6 December 1992

Author : P. V. Narasimha Rao
ISBN : UOM:39015069294125
Genre : History
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I Cannot Count How Many People, Both Friends And Opponents, Have Hurled At Me The Question, Why Did You Not Impose President S Rule In Uttar Pradesh In Order To Save The Babri Masjid From Vandalism On 6 December 1992? Indeed, This Question Must Be Examined . . . P.V. Narasimha Rao Was The Prime Minister Of India When, In December 1992, Kar Sevaks, Flouting A Supreme Court Order, Streamed Into Ayodhya In Thousands. On 6 December, To The Horror Of The Entire Nation, They Attacked The Babri Masjid And Began To Demolish The Structure. The Communal Riots That Followed Ripped Apart The Secular Fabric Of The Nation. Even Today, The Ramjanmabhoomi Babri Masjid Dispute Has Not Been Resolved, And Ayodhya Remains A Hotbed Of Political Intrigue And Communal Tension. Could Nothing Have Been Done To Prevent What Happened At Ayodhya On 6 December 1992? Why Did The Union Government Take No Action When The Kar Sevaks Were Flouting A Supreme Court Order? Why Were Paramilitary Forces Not Deployed To Protect The Babri Masjid When It Was Under Imminent Threat? Why Did The State Government Of Uttar Pradesh Not Intervene In Any Way, And Why Did Senior Bjp Leaders Watch Helplessly Even As The Mosque Was Being Torn Down? And Why Did It Take So Long For President S Rule To Be Imposed On The State? Ayodhya: 6 December 1992 Records Prime Minister P.V. Narasimha Rao S View Of What Really Happened At Ayodhya, And Why. Comparing The 6 December 1992 Incident With The Unsuccessful Attack On The Babri Masjid By Kar Sevaks In 1990 (When Mulayam Singh Yadav Was Chief Minister Of Up And A Janata Dal Government Ruled At The Centre), Rao Discloses In No Uncertain Terms How The Issue Of Building A Ram Mandir At Ayodhya Was Politicized For Electoral Benefit. Discussing Article 356 Of The Constitution At Length, He Explains Why It Was Inadvisable To Place Up Under President S Rule. Drawing On The Supreme Court Order, Parliamentary Proceedings, Eyewitness Reports And His Own Political Insights, He Presents A Comprehensive Account Of The Machinations That Led To The Attack On The Babri Masjid, And Indicates Who Might Have Gained From It, And How. Written In The Mid- 90S, After Rao Stepped Down As Prime Minister, And Published Posthumously According To The Author S Wishes, This Book Is The Key To Understanding One Of The Most Important Political Moments Of Modern History, And To Recognizing The Dangers Of Exploiting Religious Sentiments For Narrow Electoral Benefits.

India S New Economic Policy

Author : Waquar Ahmed
ISBN : 9781136936913
Genre : Business & Economics
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Conventional interpretations of the New Economic Policy introduced in India in 1991 see this program of economic liberalization as transforming the Indian economy and leading to a substantial increase in the rate of India’s economic growth. But in a country like India, growth is not enough. Who benefits from the new growth regime, and can it significantly improve the conditions of livelihood for India’s 800 million people with incomes below $2.00 a day? This edited volume looks at international policy regimes and their national adoption under strategic conditions of economic crisis and coercion, and within longer-term structural changes in the power calculus of global capitalism. The contributors examine long-term growth tendencies, poverty and employment rates at the national level, regional level and local levels in India; the main growth centers; the areas and people left out; the advantages and deficiencies of the existing policy regime, and alternative economic policies for India. Bringing together the leading figures in the discussion on India’s economic policy, this volume is the authoritative critical study of India’s New Economic Policy.

The Dramatic Decade The Indira Gandhi Years

Author : Pranab Mukherje
ISBN : 9788129136015
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The Dramatic Decade focuses on one of the most fascinating periods in the life of this nation—the decade of the 1970s. This was when India found herself engaging with the true meaning of democracy. The nation displayed her commitment to liberty by extending full support to East Pakistan’s struggle for independence. Later, between 1975 and 1977, during the Emergency, she found herself grappling with the limits of personal expression. Finally, in 1977, India saw the emergence of the politics of coalition, with the Janata Party—an amalgam of Indian parties opposed to the Emergency, comprising the Congress (O), the Bharatiya Lok Dal, the Jana Sangh and the Socialists—coming to power. This was a turning point in the history of the Indian legislature. This was the decade when Pranab Mukherjee committed himself to the role of a political activist. As one of the keenest observers of and participants in this dramatic decade, Pranab Mukherjee’s insights are invaluable. Indeed, he nudges our impressions of the 1970s. For instance, recounting the urgent appeal for Indira Gandhi’s mid-term resignation, he asks: Which democracy in the world would permit a change of a popularly and freely elected government through means other than a popular election? Can parties beaten at the hustings replace a popularly elected government by sheer agitation? Was it not prudent for those who were determined to change the government to wait till the elections which were but round the corner? Does the rule of law mean that the remedies available to the common man are to be denied to someone holding an elected office? […] How could anybody replace her when the overwhelming majority of Congress MPs—with a two-thirds majority in the Lok Sabha—resolved that Indira Gandhi should continue as the party’s leader in Parliament and thereby as the Prime Minister of India? Drawing from personal diary extracts, conversations with key players of the 1970s, and vital secondary literature, Pranab Mukherjee presents an exceptional portrait of a complex nation. Unflinchingly honest, with personal diary excerpts and conversations with the key players of the 1970s. •An exceptional portrait of a complex nation. •A rare account by one of the keenest observers of and participants in the 1970s and beyond. •A keen analysis of and compelling take on one of the most contentious periods in Independent India’s past: The Emergency. •One of three volumes to provide a bird’s eye view of modern Indian history from the perspective of one of India’s most important statesmen.

Strategic Consequences Of India S Economic Performance

Author : Sanjaya Baru
ISBN : 9781134709731
Genre : Business & Economics
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In this book, Sanjaya Baru, one of India’s most respected commentators on political and economic issues, pays close attention to the strategic consequences of India’s increasingly impressive economic performance. The new turn in India's economic policies and performance in the last decade of the twentieth century; the success of Indian enterprise in the post-WTO world; the emergence of a confident professional middle-class; a demonstrated nuclear capability; and the resilience of an open society and an open economy, in the face of multiple and complex challenges, have all shaped India's response to the tectonic shifts in the global balance of power in the post-Cold War era. In this collection of academic essays and newspaper columns, Baru explores the business of diplomacy and the diplomacy of business in a rising India. The role of India's cultural and intellectual 'soft power' in shaping global perceptions of India are examined. The book offers a panoramic view of the geopolitics and the geo-economics of India's recent rise as a free market democracy, and as such will interest both experts and lay readers.

India The Crucial Years

Author : T.V. Rajeswar
ISBN : 9789351772873
Genre : Political Science
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India: The Crucial Years is an incisive look at a key period in independent India's history, informed by the six decades T.V. Rajeswar spent in the thick of affairs of national importance. In the course of his long career in the Intelligence Bureau, Rajeswar looked after the border check posts in Sikkim and was a fly on the wall in the entourages of presidents and prime ministers. As one of Indira Gandhi's trusted aides, he played an important role during the Emergency, providing her regular feedback. He was shunted out by the Janata regime but bounced back as the spy agency's chief two years later. During his stint, he was deeply involved in revamping the IB, was part of crucial controversies like the Samba Spy Case, and strove to clamp down on intelligence elements compromising national interest. When Bhindranwale was at the peak of his power in Punjab, Rajeswar tried to broker a settlement with a top Akali Dal functionary, but Mrs Gandhi turned down the proposal and waded deeper into the quagmire. Towards the end of his career, Rajeswar was successively appointed governor of four states. India: The Crucial Years is an examination of the nation's most decisive moments, with a focus on the 1970s and early '80s. Rajeswar rings a cautionary note on several international and domestic matters - be it India's conflict with China, the question of the real mole in Mrs Gandhi's government, or the issue of political authoritarianism. Forthright, often prophetic and packed with revelations, this is a compelling chronicle of India.

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