Indira The Life of Indira Nehru Gandhi

Indira  The Life of Indira Nehru Gandhi
Author: Katherine Frank
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2010-07-08
ISBN: 0007372507
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Indira The Life of Indira Nehru Gandhi Book Excerpt:

The definitive and first non-partisan biography of one of the most formidable political figures of the twentieth century (voted Woman of the Millennium in a BBC poll, 2000)

Indira The Life Indira Nehru Gandh

Indira   The Life Indira Nehru Gandh
Author: Katherine Frank
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 567
Release: 2005
ISBN: 9780007259304
Category: India
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Indira Gandhi

Indira Gandhi
Author: Pupul Jayakar
Publsiher: Penguin Books India
Total Pages: 596
Release: 1992-11-27
ISBN: 9780140114621
Category: India
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Indira Gandhi Book Excerpt:

Indira Gandhi S Life Was Part Of The Unfolding History Of India, Intricately Woven With India S Past And Future. It (Became) Inevitable, Therefore, That Politics (Formed) A Backdrop To Her Public And Often Private Actions. Indira Gandhi S Life Spanned Over Two-Thirds Of A Century. By The Time Of Her Brutal Assassination In 1984, She Had Established Herself As The Most Significant Political Leader India Had Seen Since The Death Of Her Father, Jawaharlal Nehru. In This Book, Written With The Close Cooperation Of Her Subject, Pupul Jayakar Seeks To Uncover The Many Personalities That Lay Hidden Within Mrs Gandhi. Much More Than A Political Biography, The Book Reveals The Complex Personality Of Indira Gandhi-Her Thoughts And Feelings, Her Hates And Prejudices, Her Insights And Her Faults, Her Loves And Emotional Entanglements. Full Of Startling Insights, Indira Gandhi: A Biography Paints A Magnificent Portrait-At Once Empathetic And Unprejudiced-Of One Of The Twentieth Century S Most Remarkable Women.

Indira Gandhi

Indira Gandhi
Author: Josclyn C. Green
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2013
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: India
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Indira Gandhi Book Excerpt:

This thesis explores the life and political career of Indira Nehru Gandhi and analyzes how the historical circumstances of her era shaped her character in a manner that made her uniquely prepared to confront the numerous political challenges that she faced during her tenure as India's Prime Minister. Indira Nehru Gandhi was Prime Minister of India from 1966 until 1977, and again in 1980 up until her assassination in 1984. Indira Gandhi was seemingly destined to rule over India. She was born into a prominent family who led the way to Indian independence from Great Britain. She was also born in a time in which women in India had become more involved in politics. The circumstance surrounding Indira's life made her the best candidate to rule India at a time when no one else could.

Indira Gandhi

Indira Gandhi
Author: Carol Dommermuth-Costa
Publsiher: Twenty-First Century Books
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2001-01-08
ISBN: 9780822549635
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Indira Gandhi Book Excerpt:

Presents the life of the first woman prime minister of India, from her childhood to her assassination.

Indira Gandhi

Indira Gandhi
Author: Jairam Ramesh
Publsiher: S&S India
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2018-03-20
ISBN: 9788193355244
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Indira Gandhi Book Excerpt:

From an acclaimed economist and politician, a unique, never-before-seen look at the life of one of India’s most well-known prime ministers—Indira Gandhi—and her work to protect the environment and champion the preservation of nature and the climate. Indira Gandhi, prime minister of India for sixteen years, was as charismatic as she was controversial—both admired and criticized for her political judgments and actions. Yet what has never been fully revealed is her lifelong commitment and love for nature and how that defined her very being. Weaving personal, political, and environmental history, politician and scholar Jairam Ramesh presents a compelling portrait of an extraordinary public figure. He chronicles how and why she made a personal passion a public calling; how her views on the environment remained steadfast even as her political and economic stances evolved; how her friendships with conservationists led to far-reaching decisions to preserve India’s biodiversity; how she urged, cajoled and persuaded her colleagues in making significant decisions regarding forests and wildlife; and how her own finely developed instincts and initiatives resulted in landmark policies, programs, and laws that have endured to this day. Drawing extensively from unpublished letters, notes, messages and memos, Indira Gandhi: A Life in Nature is both a lively, engaging narrative about the little-known parts of Indira Gandhi’s life, and also sheds important light on climate change and sustaining the environment—today’s most pressing global issues.

Mother India

Mother India
Author: Pranay Gupte
Publsiher: Penguin Books India
Total Pages: 660
Release: 2012-02-15
ISBN: 0143068261
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mother India Book Excerpt:

The first major biography of Indira Gandhi covers the breadth and scope of 20th-century India and the woman who left her indelible mark on that troubled country. Both widely supported and bitterly opposed, she was eventually removed from office, only to make a stunning comeback.

Conflict Between India and Pakistan

Conflict Between India and Pakistan
Author: Peter Lyon
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 277
Release: 2008
ISBN: 1576077128
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Conflict Between India and Pakistan Book Excerpt:

Presents 250 alphabetical entries on topics related to the conflict between India and Pakistan from the time of Partition up to the present day.

Indira Gandhi

Indira Gandhi
Author: Inder Malhotra
Publsiher: Hay House, Inc
Total Pages: 394
Release: 2014-02-01
ISBN: 9384544167
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A definitive, incisive and no-holds-barred account of the life and times of one of India’s most charismatic and prominent leaders who has left a distinctive stamp on history For almost two decades, Indira Gandhi stood out the world’s most powerful woman. In India, there is hardly a neutral opinion about her. She is either adored or abused. Inder Malhotra’s biography explores objectively this highly complex and very private person – right from her childhood to her last days – who lived under constant public gaze and learnt to adjust her demanour to the occasion, rigorously concealing her true self and real feelings. This comprehensive work recounts her unusual and unhappy ‘love marriage’ to Feroze Gandhi and examines the ambivalent influence of her father, Jawaharlal Nehru, on her career. It also focuses on her relationship with her sons: Sanjay, her chosen heir, and his elder brother Rajiv, who, ironically, succeeded her as the prime minister of India. The author traces Indira Gandhi’s own evolution from a ‘dumb doll’ to the ‘empress of India’ and her downfall, the seeds of which were sown when she imposed the Emergency on 25 June 1975. This phase marked a dark period in the post-independence era. Her party (the Congress) lost the March 1997 general election and she was out of power for nearly three years. The author also describes the later revival in her fortunes, when she returned as prime minister in January 1980. During her second term, she had to order the Indian Army to enter the Golden Temple in Amritsar (the holiest shrine of the Sikhs) to flush out the militants hiding there. This move led to her being assassinated by her own Sikh bodyguards on 31 October 1984. In the revised and updated edition, Inder Malhotra throws light on the impact that Indira Gandhi had (and continues to have) on Indian politics after her death when her mantle fell on members of her family, including Rajiv Gandhi first and Sonia Gandhi later. This is not only a compulsive and gripping narrative about a remarkable personality but also a fascinating study of India after independence.E41

Indira Gandhi

Indira Gandhi
Author: Barbara A. Somervill
Publsiher: Capstone
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2007
ISBN: 9780756518851
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Indira Gandhi Book Excerpt:

Describes the life and accomplishments of the influential woman who sacrificed her personal life to become India's first female prime minister.

Narcissus or Machiavelli

Narcissus or Machiavelli
Author: Nishant Uppal
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2021-07-23
ISBN: 1000414809
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Narcissus or Machiavelli Book Excerpt:

This book is about leadership and its strategies. Drawing on Indian prtime ministers since Independence, it traces personality traits and leadership skills that have shaped many futures. It examines a range of leadership profiles to study dominant traits in one of the most demanding leadership roles in the world. The volume focuses on Machiavellianism and narcissim as a framework to policy-personality connections and demagogic tendencies in leaders in politics and in everyday life. Accessible, engaging, and provocative, this book will be essential reading for professionals across industries and corporations. The general reader interested in leadership studies and Indian politics will also find this book useful.

Indira Reader

Indira Reader
Author: Venkatasubramanian K
Publsiher: ICFAI Books
Total Pages: 199
Release: 2004-08-05
ISBN: 8178813300
Category: India
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Indira Reader Book Excerpt:

Dr K Venkata subramanian, former member, Planning Commission of India, penned this biography based on his personal interaction with Indira Gandhi. It is more than a biography in that it highlights the life of Mrs. Gandhi by using her own words, along with

Indira Gandhi

Indira Gandhi
Author: Meena Agrawal
Publsiher: Diamond Pocket Books Pvt Ltd
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2016-10-14
ISBN: 9350830086
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Indira Gandhi Book Excerpt:

“I will feel privileged even if I die for my country, I have firm belief that every drop of my blood will make my country strong and progressive”. These were the last words of Indira Gandhi. Our beloved Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, who ruled our hearts for seventeen years, had sacrificed her life for the unity and integrity of the nation. The country progressed in all fields under her leadership and she hoisted the nation’s prestige and fame in the global reckoning. Full of ups and downs, her life was a saga of struggle. She faced difficulties with dedication and fortitude. Today’s generation can certainly derive inspiration from her philosophy of life.

The Blood Telegram

The Blood Telegram
Author: Gary J. Bass
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2013-09-24
ISBN: 0385350473
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Blood Telegram Book Excerpt:

A riveting history—the first full account—of the involvement of Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger in the 1971 atrocities in Bangladesh that led to war between India and Pakistan, shaped the fate of Asia, and left in their wake a host of major strategic consequences for the world today. Giving an astonishing inside view of how the White House really works in a crisis, The Blood Telegram is an unprecedented chronicle of a pivotal but little-known chapter of the Cold War. Gary J. Bass shows how Nixon and Kissinger supported Pakistan’s military dictatorship as it brutally quashed the results of a historic free election. The Pakistani army launched a crackdown on what was then East Pakistan (today an independent Bangladesh), killing hundreds of thousands of people and sending ten million refugees fleeing to India—one of the worst humanitarian crises of the twentieth century. Nixon and Kissinger, unswayed by detailed warnings of genocide from American diplomats witnessing the bloodshed, stood behind Pakistan’s military rulers. Driven not just by Cold War realpolitik but by a bitter personal dislike of India and its leader Indira Gandhi, Nixon and Kissinger actively helped the Pakistani government even as it careened toward a devastating war against India. They silenced American officials who dared to speak up, secretly encouraged China to mass troops on the Indian border, and illegally supplied weapons to the Pakistani military—an overlooked scandal that presages Watergate. Drawing on previously unheard White House tapes, recently declassified documents, and extensive interviews with White House staffers and Indian military leaders, The Blood Telegram tells this thrilling, shadowy story in full. Bringing us into the drama of a crisis exploding into war, Bass follows reporters, consuls, and guerrilla warriors on the ground—from the desperate refugee camps to the most secretive conversations in the Oval Office. Bass makes clear how the United States’ embrace of the military dictatorship in Islamabad would mold Asia’s destiny for decades, and confronts for the first time Nixon and Kissinger’s hidden role in a tragedy that was far bloodier than Bosnia. This is a revelatory, compulsively readable work of politics, personalities, military confrontation, and Cold War brinksmanship.

Sonia

Sonia
Author: Rasheed Kidwai
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2011-05-06
ISBN: 8184752490
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sonia Book Excerpt:

Sonia Gandhi’s transformation from an unsure Congress party president to the unchallenged political chief of the ruling United Progressive Alliance government happened with some speed in the aftermath of the Congress-led coalition’s surprise victory in the 2004 general election. Her renunciation of the prime minister’s post enhanced her moral stature in the public eye, but it is her skilled handling of the equation with the prime minister, Manmohan Singh, that indicates the emergence of a self-confident politician, secure in her position at the helm of national affairs. In this fully revised and updated biography, Rasheed Kidwai tracks the evolution of the new Sonia Gandhi against the backdrop of the Congress party’s return to power after years in the Opposition. The last five years have witnessed the Congress president’s growing assurance in her dealings with party stalwarts, with coalition partners and Opposition leaders. Drawing on his long experience as a political journalist, Kidwai chronicles how Rahul Gandhi’s smooth passage into the front rank of the party’s leadership was achieved and gives a vivid account of how Sonia Gandhi navigated such critical moments as the ‘office of profit’ crisis, the presidential election, the Indo-US nuclear deal and the vote of confidence. In Sonia, A Biography, Rasheed Kidwai tells the extraordinary story of one of India’s most enigmatic women, whose journey from the small Italian town of Orbassano to 10 Janpath, New Delhi, is one of the most fascinating in contemporary India.

Indira Gandhi

Indira Gandhi
Author: Sreelata Menon
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2013-10-15
ISBN: 9351183297
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Indira Gandhi Book Excerpt:

A loving daughter, a caring mother, an affectionate grandmother a confident globetrotter and finally prime minister, Indira slipped into each role with ease.’ The story of India's first woman prime minister is no ordinary story. It is the story of a girl for whom sacrifice and loss came early. For whom growing up meant seeing her father drift in and out of jail and a mother in and out of hospital. Wearing khadi and organizing her own band of troops. Combating loneliness and giving up the things she loved for a bigger cause. With the freedom struggle playing out in the background Indira Gandhi's life was inextricably linked to the politics and destiny of her country. In this compelling biography, Sreelata Menon vividly recreates the life and times of a young girl who goes on to become one of the most powerful and charismatic leaders of the world. Filled with little-known facts about Indira Gandhi’s life this book is a fascinating read that brings to light the different facets of her personality.

Vishnu s Crowded Temple

Vishnu s Crowded Temple
Author: Maria Misra
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 535
Release: 2008-01-01
ISBN: 0300145233
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vishnu s Crowded Temple Book Excerpt:

As it enters its sixtieth year of independence, India stands on the threshold of superpower status. Yet India is strikingly different from all other global colossi. While it is the world's most populous democracy and enjoys the benefits of its internationally competitive high-tech and software industries, India also contends with extremes of poverty, inequality, and political and religious violence. This accessible and vividly written book presents a new interpretation of India's history, focusing particular attention on the impact of British imperialism on Independent India. Maria Misra begins with the rebellion against the British in 1857 and tracks the country's advance to the present day. India's extremes persist, the author argues, because its politics rest upon a peculiar foundation in which traditional ideas of hierarchy, difference, and privilege coexist to a remarkable degree with modern notions of equality and democracy. The challenge of India's leaders today, as in the last sixty years, is to weave together the disparate threads of the nation's ancient culture, colonial legacy, and modern experience.

24 Akbar Road Revised and Updated

24 Akbar Road  Revised and Updated
Author: Rasheed Kidwai
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 347
Release: 2013-08-30
ISBN: 9350093731
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

24 Akbar Road Revised and Updated Book Excerpt:

Now updated with a new chapter on Rahul Gandhi The Congress party has always stayed one step ahead of the opposition by constantly reinventing and re-aligning itself to stay in sync with the political realities of the day. Its president, Sonia Gandhi, pulled off a master-coup in 2004 by declining the prime-ministership, while the incumbent Congress Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh is the first prime minister since Nehru to lead the party into two Union government terms. In 2013, Rahul Gandhi was elevated to the post of Congress vice-president amid much fanfare and optimism. Tasked with reviving the grand old party, the young politician remains, in the minds of many, the best hope to lead the Congress into the next century, marking a new moment in the Congress’s concept of ‘continuity with change’. In his bestselling book 24 Akbar Road, seasoned journalist and veteran Congress watcher Rasheed Kidwai puts together an incisive and engaging account of the Congress’s shape-shifting nature and its tenuous hold at the Centre, providing a dispassionate observer’s glance at affairs within the Congress. Kidwai brilliantly tracks the story of the contemporary Congress in the years after the Emergency, using the Congress seat of power at 24 Akbar Road as his vantage to draw a compelling account of the Congress leadership from Indira, Sanjay and Rajiv Gandhi to Narasimha Rao and Sitaram Kesri, to the present- day trinity of Sonia Gandhi, Manmohan Singh and Rahul Gandhi. In this revised and updated edition, Kidwai analyses Rahul Gandhi’s appointment to assess what the Congress needs to do to remain India’s nerve of power in the coming years, and whether the new vice- president can rally the party to a third consecutive victory at the Centre.'

Indira Gandhi Returns

Indira Gandhi Returns
Author: Khushwant Singh
Publsiher: New Delhi : Vision Books
Total Pages: 192
Release: 1979
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Gandhi, Indira Nehru, 1917-
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A Life in the Day of Indira Gandhi

A Life in the Day of Indira Gandhi
Author: Raghu Rai
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 145
Release: 1973
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Women prime ministers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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