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MANDATE

by Vir Sanghvi

About the book:  "This is the first easy-to-read book about recent Indian political history. Pegged on the general elections that shaped today’s India, Mandate: Will of the People tells the story of Indian politics in a gripping, pageturning style. Vir Sanghvi, the well-known journalist and TV anchor, draws on his personal experiences and memories as well as scores of interviews to piece together an incisive and candid account of what went on behind the scenes. Peppered with little-known details and insider information, this book tells the stories behind the story and brings alive the men and women behind the headlines. Mandate: Will of the People contains the real story of the declaration of the Emergency, the rise and fall of Sanjay Gandhi, the Punjab insurgencies, the assassination of Indira Gandhi and the bloody riots that followed her death. It tracks the emergence of Rajiv Gandhi, and explains the Bofors scandal that contributed to his defeat. Many of the questions that linger over Indian politics are answered here: how did Narasimha Rao become Prime Minister? Why did he liberalise the economy? What was the Ram Mandir agitation really about? Why didn’t Sonia Gandhi agree to be PM? And how did Manmohan Singh’s weakness clear the way for Narendra Modi. If you have to read one book about Indian politics – then this is it."

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Men of Steel

by Vir Sanghvi

About the book:  These are in-depth profiles of India's biggest business barons. These are the men who are powering new India's leap into the 21st century; the faces behind the great Indian success story. You'll find them all here. The traditional big names of Indian industry: Ratan Tata and Kumar Mangalam Birla. The new gurus of information technology: Nandan Nilekani and Azim Premji. The wizards of the sunrise entertainment and telephony sector: Sunil Bharti Mittal, Subhash Chandra and Rajeev Chandrasekhar . And many more. Essential to the depth of these profiles is that all of the subjects sat down for hours to tell Vir Sanghvi about their hopes, their dreams and their heartbreaks. These are profiles based on fresh information, direct from the mouths of the men of steel themselves. Nobody who wants to understand the contours of the Indian success story can afford not to read this book. It is a highly readable insight into the new India.

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India Then and Now

by Rudrangshu Mukherjee

About the book:  India lives in many centuries. Discover the majesty and sweep of India's rich cultural and historical heritage, replete with the people, events and places that have contributed to the chequered mosaic of India's past. Featured in this exquisite book are

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