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A Mirror to Power: Notes on a Fractured Decade : Notes on a Fractured Decade (English) (Hardcover): Book by M. J. Akbar

A Mirror to Power: Notes on a Fractured Decade : Notes on a Fractured Decade (English) (Hardcover)

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ISBN: 9789350296837    Publisher: HarperCollins Year of publishing: 2015     Format:  Hardback No of Pages: 328        Language: English
A Mirror to Power takes a sharp look across the wide horizon of the past decade, a time when reputations were wrecked on a high-velocity rollercoaster and events became a jamboree instead of a procession....Read more
A Mirror to Power takes a sharp look across the wide horizon of the past decade, a time when reputations were wrecked on a high-velocity rollercoaster and events became a jamboree instead of a procession. This tumbledown history of corruption, terrorism, justice delayed, rights denied and governance betrayed still left enough gaps for celebration of laughter in areas outside politics. The cast is extraordinary: from the founding fathers of our partitioned subcontinent to those shaping its future today. This book is especially distinctive because of M.J. Akbar's unerring eye for underlying causes and potential consequences that bookend current events and a prose style that conveys serious thought in lucid sentences and succinct paragraphs. The pieces are on subjects as diverse as politics, cricket, cinema stars the lost art of reading and the joys of trash, besides long, elegant essays on the history of a community seen through the genius of its poets and the trial of Bahadur Shah Zafar. This is an indispensable introduction to what promises to be an Indian century.
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About the author: M. J. Akbar
M.J. Akbar is one of India's most distinguished journalists and writers. In March 2014, he joined the BJP and was appointed its National... Read more
M.J. Akbar is one of India's most distinguished journalists and writers. In March 2014, he joined the BJP and was appointed its National Spokesperson during the historic general elections that brought the party back to office after ten years. He is also the author of several internationally acclaimed books, including India - The Siege within, Nehru - The Making of India, Kashmir - Behind the Vale, The Shade of Swords - Jihad and the Conflict between Islam and Christianity, Tinderbox - The Past and Future of Pakistan and Blood Brothers a novel.
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