” The Holocaust of Indian Partition: An Inquest” by Madhav Godbole

In 1947, a few parts of undivided India, primarily Punjab and Bengal, were torn asunder and a new nation came into being: Pakistan. This event, directly or indirectly, affected millions of people in India and is still talked about although nearly 70 years have gone by since then. The turmoil of those times and the events that led up to these epoch-making events are captured in Dr. Madhav Godbole’s book,  “The Holocaust of Indian Partition: An Inquest” . Continue reading “” The Holocaust of Indian Partition: An Inquest” by Madhav Godbole”

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“The Accidental Prime Minister” by Sanjaya Baru

This book, so appropriately titled, “ The Accidental Prime Minister,” created a sensation when it first came out in April 2014. After all it was the first book in a long, long time which had as its subject the Prime Minister of India, the world’s largest democracy.  Besides, it was written by an “insider” and a senior official at that. Sanjaya Baru, a well-known journalist and former editor of the Financial Express and the Business Standard had been hand-picked by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to be his Media Adviser and served in that capacity from May 2004 to August 2008. Continue reading ““The Accidental Prime Minister” by Sanjaya Baru”