Half - Lion: How P.V. Narasimha Rao Transformed India

Penguin UK
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When P.V. Narasimha Rao became the unlikely prime minister of India in 1991, he inherited a nation adrift, violent insurgencies, and economic crisis. Despite being unloved by his people, mistrusted by his party, and ruling under the shadow of 10 Janpath, Rao transformed the economy and ushered India into the global arena. With exclusive access to Rao’s never-before-seen personal papers and diaries, this definitive biography provides new revelations on the Indian economy, nuclear programme, foreign policy and the Babri Masjid. Tracing his early life from a small town in Telangana through his years in power, and finally, his humiliation in retirement, it never loses sight of the inner man, his difficult childhood, his corruption and love affairs, and his lingering loneliness. Meticulously researched and brutally honest, this landmark political biography is a must-read for anyone interested in knowing about the man responsible for transforming India.
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About the author

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.

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Publisher
Penguin UK
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Published on
Jun 27, 2016
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Pages
392
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ISBN
9789386057723
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Language
English
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Genres
Biography & Autobiography / Historical
Literary Collections / Essays
Political Science / General
Political Science / Political Process / Political Parties
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