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Half Lion (How P. V. Narasimha Rao Transformed India)

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About the Book When P.V. Narasimha Rao became the unlikely prime minister of India in 1991, he inherited economic crisis, violent insurgencies and a nation adrift. Despite being unloved by his people, mistrusted by his party, a minority in Parliament, and ruling under the shadow of 10 Janpath, Rao 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 hu...
About the Book

When P.V. Narasimha Rao became the unlikely prime minister of India in 1991, he inherited economic crisis, violent insurgencies and a nation adrift. Despite being unloved by his people, mistrusted by his party, a minority in Parliament, and ruling under the shadow of 10 Janpath, Rao 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, this definitive biography provides new revelations on the Indian economy, nuclear programme, foreign policy and the Babri Masjid. While tracing Rao's life from a village in Telangana through his years in power and humiliation in retirement, the book never loses sight of the inner man, his difficult childhood, his corruptions and love affairs, 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.

About the Book

VINAY SITAPATI is a political scientist, journalist and lawyer. He teaches at Ashoka University and writes for the Indian Express. He has studied at National Law School, Bangalore, and Harvard University, and is finishing his PhD in politics from Princeton.

Contents

 

1 Half-burnt Body 1
2 Andhra Socialist, 1921-71 12
3 Puppet Chief Minister, 1971-73 32
4 Exile, 1973-74 42
5 Delhi Durbar, 1975-91 53
6 Monk to Monarch 84
7 Rescuing the Economy, 1991-92 107
8 Growing the Economy, 1992-96 140
9 A Welfare State? 169
10 Suviving Party and Parliament 182
11 Managing Sonia 212
12 the Fall of Babri Masjid 225
13 Look East, Look West 257
14 Going Nuclear 279
15 Lion, Fox, Mouse 296
  Acknowledgements 319
  Notes 327
  Index 379










Item Code: NAH820 Author: Vinay Sitapati Cover: Hardcover Edition: 2016 Publisher: Penguin Viking ISBN: 9780670088225 Language: English Size: 9.5 inch X 6.5 inch Pages: 399 (13 B/W and 8 Color Illustrations) Other Details: Weight of the Book: 600 gms
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