Indira Gandhi: Tryst with Power: Book by Nayantara Sahgal

Indira Gandhi: Tryst with Power

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ISBN: 9780143067351    Publisher: Penguin Books India Pvt Ltd Year of publishing: 2012     Format:  Paperback No of Pages: 424        Language: English
Indira Gandhi made unorthodox use of power and possessed a highly individual style of functioning. In this book, Nayantara Sahgal persuasively argues that authoritarianism was the inevitable outcome of Indiras...Read more
Indira Gandhi made unorthodox use of power and possessed a highly individual style of functioning. In this book, Nayantara Sahgal persuasively argues that authoritarianism was the inevitable outcome of Indiras personality and temperament. Her leadership marked a drastic break with the democratic tradition of her family and Indian politics. During her regime, the political landscape of India underwent profound changes. The Emergency of 1975 - 77 was used to promote her son Sanjay as her ultimate successor. The entry of her elder son, Rajiv, into politics after Sanjays death, and his immediate political prominence showcased Indiras essential belief in her familys right to rule. Nayantara Sahgals personal knowledge of her cousin, in combination with her unparalleled access to letters exchanged within the Nehru family, makes for a striking and insightful analysis of Indiras tryst with political power and an unusually penetrating psychological and political portrait from an intimate family viewpoint.
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About the author: Nayantara Sahgal
Nayantara Sahgal has written nine novels and eight works of non- fiction. She is the recipient of the Sinclair Prize for Fiction, the Sahitya Akademi Award... Read more
Nayantara Sahgal has written nine novels and eight works of non- fiction. She is the recipient of the Sinclair Prize for Fiction, the Sahitya Akademi Award and the Commonwealth Writers Prize. A member of the Sahitya Akademis Advisory Board for English till she resigned during the Emergency, Sahgal served on the jury of the Commonwealth Writers Prize in 1990 and 1991. She has held fellowships in the United States at the Bunting Institute, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the National Humanities Center. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and was awarded an honorary doctorate in literature by the University of Leeds in 1997. She is associated with the founding of the Peoples Union for Civil Liberties and served as its vice- president during the 1980s.
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