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NR Narayana Murthy: A Biography

By Ritu Singh

Rajpal and Sons, 2015. Softcover. New. Listed as one of the “12 greatest entrepreneurs of our time” by Fortune magazine in 2012, Nagavara Ramarao Narayana Murthy, or NR Narayana Murthy as he is better known, is probably the most recognized and respected face of Indian industry. He is the founder of Infosys, a global software consulting company which he started with six other professionals and a seed capital of Rs. 10,000 in 1981. Not only did NRNM lead it to become a top ranking Information Technology company in the world, he also showed that it is possible to do business ethically and achieve success without bending any laws or making compromises. This book takes you through the fascinating journey of a seventeen year old who had to sacrifice his entry into the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology because his father did not have money to pay his fees, and who ultimately came up in life to head a global Information Technology company. NRN Murthy had no money, no family backing, but just a quiet gritty determination, and faith in what he believed was the future of business. The one constant factor throughout his life journey has been the adherence to the values he imbibed from his family, which he has personally and professionally lived by-hard work, fairness, decency, honesty, transparency, striving for excellence and belief in meritocracy. It is on the bedrock of these values that Infosys continues to stand firm and prosper despite the fact that NRN stepped down as CEO in 2002. Iconic leader, living legend, one of the greatest entrepreneurs of all time—NRN is all this and more. A man who set new standards of business growth and corporate governance. Written by Ritu Singh, the author of President Pratibha Patil, this book will surely inspire all the readers. Printed Pages: 154. NA

$5.45

Jawaharlal Nehru: A Biography, 3 Vols (Volume I: 1889-1947), (Volume II: 1947-1956), (Volume III: 1956-1964)

By Sarvepalli Gopal

Oxford University Press, 2014. Softcover. New. Among the few great statesmen to emerge from Asia, Jawaharlal Nehru played a decisive role in the history of the twentieth-century by putting India on the world map as a force to be reckoned with. Authored by one of the leading historians of India, these three volumes provide an authoritative first-hand account of Jawaharlal Nehru and his times. Chronologically arranged, the first of the three volumes discusses Nehru`s early life and ends in 1947. The second focuses on the first nine years of his prime ministership, and the third examines the last eight years of his life. Shifting effortlessly between the public and private spheres of Nehru the individual, the politician, and the family man, these volumes are as much a social and political history of their times as they are a biography. Volume One: 1889-1947 This first volume traces his formative years, youth, entry into politics, role in the independence struggle, and his emergence as a leader of the Congress. It also highlights the role of Kamala Nehru in his life and events surrounding the transfer of power. Volume Two: 1947-1956 Nehru`s tenure was fraught with domestic and foreign issues like the struggle between India and Pakistan for Kashmir, first elections of free India based on adult suffrage, demand for the creation of new linguistic provinces, and the Suez Crisis. The second volume shows how Nehru`s principled leadership ensured that he was considered among the foremost statesmen of the world. Volume Three: 1956-1964 The third volume focuses on Nehru`s efforts to sustain the economic and social advance of the Indian people without loosening the hold of the principles of his foreign policy. It bears testimony to the enduring impact of his policies and achievements in the national as well as the international sphere. Drawing information from rare private papers, this intimate and sensitive portrait of Nehru will be indispensable for scholars, researchers, and students of modern Indian history, and politics, as well as the general reader. Printed Pages: 1172. NA

$69.38

Amartya Sen: A Biography

By Richa Saxena

Rajpal and Sons, 2014. Softcover. New. Often called The Mother Teresa of Economics, Professor Amartya Sen is credited with giving a human face to the subject of Economics and bringing into its discourse issues such as social justice, democracy, freedom, philosophy, health care, gender inequality and literacy. Featuring in Time magazine`s 2010 list of top 100 people in the world, Amartya Sen says, ""My job as an economist has been about identifying injustice, and I am concerned with developing human freedom and capabilities as tools."" In 1998 Amartya Sen was awarded the Nobel prize for Economics for his work in welfare economics. His intellectual odyssey has taken him across the globe from Jadavpur, Kolkata, Delhi in India, to Oxford and Cambrdige in the UK and Harvard and Berkeley in the US. He has authored several books many of which have been translated into more than 30 languages. At the age of 77 the amount of work and travel that he does is astounding and at the last count had been awarded 89 honorary doctorates. What makes Amartya Sen tick? What keeps him going? What were the defining moments in his life? Who and what have been the major influences in his life? Read about all this and more in this definitive biography which features some rare photographs from Amartya Sen`s personal collection. Printed Pages: 168. NA

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The Life and Time of Gora

By Mark Lindley

Popular Prakashan Pvt. Ltd. Softcover. New. Mark Lindley, whose authoritative study of the first Gandhian economist, J.C. Kumarappa, has earned accolades in India and abroad, has now written the definitive biography of Gora (1902-1975), a social reformer whose thought and practice Mahatma Gandhi described as superior to his own. Gora, though himself born high-caste, worked ceaselessly for the upliftment of the oppressed and for economic justice. He was an atheist, but a positive one who believed that men and women do not really need the support of religion to gain self-confidence and achieve social equality. Vinoba Bhave paid him the ultimate compliment of declaring publicly that he was a philosopher of the category of Adi Shankara. Mark Lindley has put into rich historical context the saga of a remarkable man whose work has gone unsung by Indian historians. Printed Pages: 0. NA

$6.75

EINSTEIN: His Life and Works

By K.A.I.L. Wijewardena Gamalath

Narosa Publishing House, 2012. Softcover. New. EINSTEIN: His Life and Works introduces the genius Albert Einstein, gives a detailed biography and expounds his most important scientific theories in an attractive pictorial form. Almost all his scientific works are discussed briefly, based on published articles. The major works, the Annus Mirabilis papers on light quantum hypothesis, molecular dimensions and Brownian motion, mass energy equivalence and special theory of relativity including Minkowskian four dimensional spacetime are discussed in detail. His greatest cosmological theory, the general theory of relativity is presented by introducing equivalence principle and field equation. The gravitational effect on time, length and light are explained using the Schwarzschild solution. His other major contributions to physics as well as his many attempts on unified field theory are also presented. Table of Contents Preface / BIOGRAPHY: Childhood and Student Years (1879-1902) / Years in Switzerland and Prague (1902-1914) / Berlin Years I (1914- 1922) / Berlin Years II (1922-1929) / Berlin Years III (1929-1933) / Princeton Years (1933-1955) / SCIENTIFIC WORKS: Light Quantum Hypothesis / Molecular Dimensions and Brownian Motion / Special Relativity / Mass Energy Equivalence / General Relativity / Miscellaneous Work / Unified Field Theory / FAMOUS ALBERT EINSTEIN QUOTES: Mankind / Relativity / Science/Mathematics / Himself / God/Religion / Knowledge/Imagination/Creativity / Life / The Universe/The Mysterious/Nature / War / Advice/Misc / Notes / Index. Printed Pages: 396. NA

$14.82

Baba Amte

By Anita Kainthla (Author) & His Holiness the Dalai Lama (Frwd)

Viva Books Private Limited, 2006. Softcover. New. Description: This comprehensive biography of Baba Amte has been written by the author after a close association with the Amte family and the communes of Anandwan. She was fortunate to have stayed and closely interacted with the ailing Baba Amte and his family for long periods, during many of her visits to the ashram. The biography is an attempt to narrate the awesomely motivational story of Baba Amte to the urban youth who are straying westwards for inspiration while icons like Baba Amte have remained obscure to them. Contents: Vis-à-vis the Man • Women behind the Scenes • From Law to Labour • Through Tai’s eyes • Anandwan—How It All Began • Anandwan—From Wasteland to Wonderland • Anandwan—Units and Activities and Foreign Funding • Ashokwan and Somnath • Hemalkasa and Base Camp Nagepalli • The Inside Story—Of His Mentors and Motivations • Knit India Movement and Peace by Peace Missions • The Final Act—The Narmada Beckons • Felicitations • Outlook Printed Pages: 192. NA

$14.82

Sacred Biography in the Buddhist Traditions of South and Southeast Asia

By Juliane Schober

Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd., 2002. Hardcover. New. 15 x 23 cm. This interdisciplinary collection of essays explores the biographical genre of the Buddhist traditions of South and Southeast Asia. Scholars in the history of religions, anthropology, literature and art history present a broad range of explorations into sacred biography as an interpretive genre. Easch essay makes unique contributions and the collection as a whole engages methodological and interpretive approaches that are central to scholars of Buddhism and those specializing in the study of south and Southeast Asia. Printed Pages: 377. NA

$64.50

Gandhi - The Agony of Arrival: The South Africa Years
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Gandhi - The Agony of Arrival: The South Africa Years

By Nagindas Sanghavi Gandhi

Rupa Publications India Pvt. Ltd., 2006. Hardcover. New. Gandhi, an inspiration and a despair to all who approached him, has been subjected to MORE analysis than any other person in contemporary history. And yet something is missing in the puzzle that Gandhi was and is. This volume is one more attempt to understand and to explain him by laying a little more emphasis on the societal factors and the situations that shaped him and structured his personality during his formative years in England and South Africa. This by no means is an easy task. Gandhi was a complex personality. Moreover, as a continuously evolving phenomenon, he underwent several startling changes in his habits, views, and approaches to life. He therefore cannot be evaluated out of the time frame that was in existence at the time we talk about. Also, Gandhi has suffered a lot by the process of deification that started with his death or even before it. Much that is written about him is sheer hagiography with a few pieces of demonology too. Gandhi is too valuable a piece of humanity to be lost to history. We must strive to brush off the cobwebs gathering around him and portray him as the simple yet stupendous figure he was. Printed Pages: 476. Gandhi - The Agony of Arrival: The South Africa YearsNagindas Sanghavi Gandhi9788129108357

$22.31

Madhvacharya: A Vaishnava Saint-Philosopher (Vol. 579)

By Amar Chitra Katha

Amar Chitra Katha/ACK Media, 2010. Softcover. New. Madhvacharya taught men to look upon the world of matter and souls as real instead of as illusory and unreal in a philosophical sense. He therefore put forward a fresh ontological classification of reality into two orders, Svatantra and Paratantra - independent and dependent. God alone is the one independent reality. Hence the name Dvaita (dualism) given to his system. Madhva freed the concept of Bhakti from the clutches of blind faith and placed it in its right perspective as informed faith in, and love of God, both based on a right understanding of his glory. He also rescued it from the pitfalls of sentimentalism, eroticism and other maladies. Madhva lived a robust life of 79 years. He was a prolific writer in Sanskrit prose and verse. He wrote thirty-nine works which are collectively known as Sarvamula. These include commentaries on Rig Veda, Upanishads, Gita, Brahmasutras, Mahabharata, Bhagawat and critical works on logic and metaphysics, rituals and sadachara (right conduct). He also wrote a number of devotional hymns. The Chaitanya Sampradaya of Bengal is deeply indebted to Madhva`s philosophy in many respects. It includes in its guruparampara Madhva and his successors, Jayatirtha and Vyasatirtha. The followers of Madhva are found on Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra, Maharashtra, Goa and U.P. Madhva`s system has made a massive contribution to Indian philosophy through the writings of great commentators such as Jayatirtha, Vyasatirtha, Raghuthama, Vadiraja and Raghavendra, to mention only a few. The Haridasas of Karnataka, owing allegiance to Madhva philosophy, such as Purandara Dasa, Kanaka Dasa and Jagannatha Dasa have made equally significant contributions to Kannada religious literature. Printed Pages: 32. Madhvacharya: A Vaishnava Saint-Philosopher (Vol. 579)Amar Chitra Katha9788184820515

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Shoor Shoorma (Hindi)

By Jaswant Singh

Rupa Publications India Pvt. Ltd., 2007. Softcover. New. Jaswant Singh has come a long way from his home in the desert districts of Rajasthan. Commissioned in the Indian Army when barely nineteen, he went through two wars whilst in service (1962 and 1965) before resigning his commission to pursue a political career. He has served seven terms in Parliament, and, in the BJP-led governments of 1996 and 1998-2004, held charge of six ministries of the Government of India, including External Affairs, Defence and Finance. Regarded as an authority on Indian foreign policy and national security, Jaswant Singh is among the most respected names in the country`s public life, and in the world of diplomacy. Printed Pages: 330. Shoor Shoorma (Hindi)Jaswant Singh9788129111135

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Sivananda: Biography of a Modern Sage (Life and Works of Swami Sivananda)

By Swami Sivananda

The Divine Life Society, 2006. 2nd edition. Hardcover. New. 15 x 23 cm. In this book the many-faceted personality of Swami Sivananda is depicted through examples and stories as told by his close disciples, as well as from his letters and official accounts in The Divine Life Magazine. They relate the story of a very great human being in a most effective manner. All the complexities of sage of infinite wisdom, compassion and Love are explored. His unparalleled selfless service of humanity (first as a Medical doctor and later as a realised sage) provides an inspiring example of strength, humility and devotion. His dedication to the welfare of not only his own disciples, but mankind at large, is described-in this volume. Contents Introduction How God Came into My Life Chap. I : Heritage AND CHILDHOOD Chap. II : Medical Career : 1. Malaya 2. Senewang Estate 3. Johore 4. Life with the Doctor Chap. III : RENUNCIATION : 1. Sannyas Chap. IV : SWARG ASHRAM : 1. A Glimpse of Real Sadhana 2. Samadhi Chap. V : Birth OF THE MISSION : 1. The First Book 2. The First Disciples 3. The First Evangelical Mission 4. Swarg Ashram Sadhu Sangha Chap. VI : THE SECOND RENUNCIATION : 1. The First Step-Sivananda Ashram 2. The Divine Life Trust Society 3. The Divine Life Society 4. The Ashram Grows 5. Treatment of Visitors 6. Training in Self Reliance 7. Blueprint for the Institution Chap. VII : FORMAL TRAINING : 1. Definition of a Disciple 2. Maker of Saints 3. Touchstone of Discipleship Chap. VIII : UNCONVENTIONAL METHODS : 1. Freedom and Discipline 2. Laziness 3. Sannyas Chap. IX : Guru AND DISCIPLE : 1. Discipleship 2. Supreme Solicitude 3. Sowing the Seed 4. Self-purification 5. Welfare of Disciples Chap. X : INTEGRAL PERFECTION : 1. Religious Freedom 2. Attitude to Money 3. Health Re-defined Chap. XI : DEVOTION : 1. Satsang 2. Songs 3. Prayer 4. Worship 5. Japa : Mantra Repetition Chap. XII : SIVANANDA`S DAILY LIFE Chap. XIII : MIRACLES Chap. XIV : THE ASSAILANT Chap. XV : MILESTONES : 1. All India Tour 2. Parliament of Religions 3. Platinum Jubilee 4. Sivananda Literature Festival Chap. XVI : THE MISSION SPREADS : 1. Western Disciples 2. Branches 3. The Divine Life Spirit 4. All-world Religious Federation 5. All-world Sadhu`s Federation 6. Dynamic Spiritual Awakening 7. Sadhana Weeks 8. Birthdays 9. His Voice Immortalised Chap. XVII : SIVANANDA MEDICAL ORGANISATION : 1. Sivananda Hospital 2. Sivananda Eye Hospital 3. Eye Camps 4. Health Education 5. Universality of Outlook 6. Sivananda Ayurvedic Pharmacy 7. Ideals of a Selfless Worker Chap. XVIII : COMMUNICATION AND Education : 1. Photographic Studios 2. The Post Office 3. Sivananda Primary School 4. Sanskrit 5. Sivananda Music School 6. The College of Yoga and Vedanta 7. Yoga Vedanta Forest Academy 8. The Sivananda Regalia 9. Yoga Museum Chap. XIX : DISSEMINATION OF SPIRITUAL Knowledge : 1. Swarg Ashram 2. The Mighty Spirit 3. The Yoga Vedanta Forest Academy Press 4. Spread of Teachings 5. Physical, Mental and Moral Welfare 6. Sivananda Literature Research Institute 7. Translations 8. Sivananda Literature Dissemination Committee 9. Journals Epilogue Chap. XX : LAST DAYS Printed Pages: 444. NA

$9.38

Over 300 Mahan Vyaktitva

By PM Editorial Board

PM Publications, 2015. First edition. Softcover. New. Printed Pages: 419. NA

$7.32

Dr. B.R. Ambedkar: Man of Millennium for Social Justice

By S.L. Dhani

Kalpaz Publications/Gyan Books Pvt Ltd, 2007. Hardcover. New. This book discusses the assumption that Bharat Ratna Babasaheb Dr. B R Ambedkar, the Chief Architect of Constitution of India, is the Man of Millennium for Social Justice, in the sense that he became the deliverer of or the Messiah of the Dalits, the erstwhile Untouchables, Other Backward Classes (OBCs), and women, constituting 95% of Hindu population. That big segment of population had been forced to live at a sub-human level from time immemorial, under caste system, sanctioned by Hindu scriptures. First instalment of Human Rights to the most wretched section was caused to be given by Ambedkar in 1932, through Poona Pact signed between him on behalf of Dalits and Madan Mohan Malviya, on behalf of Hindus. He completed the remaining job through Constitution of India of which he became the Chief Architect. Another assumption is that scope of Freedom struggle led by Mahatma Gandhi, Father of Nation, and his Congress was limited to the objective of securing transfer of power to only Upper Castes, on the pattern of Hindu Scriptures, and therefore they had barred the social questions from being raised on Congress platform. Final assumption is that Ambedkar is the Man of Millennium for Social Justice, since he was the first man in history to successfully lead a tirade for securing social justice to the vast sections of Indian humanity, with the help of a law, which practically repeated the concerned portions of Hindu scriptures. Contents: Preface Part I : PRELIMINARY : 1. Bug of Man of Millennium Part II : Search FOR GREATEST OF THE GREAT : 2. Search for Greatest of the Great 3. Test of Greatness 4. Test of Vilification : Tie Between Gandhi and Ambedkar 5. Difference between Vilification of Gandhi and Ambedkar Part III : PLANNING STRATEGY AGAINST Ambedkar : 6. Vicariously Hitting Real Targets 7. When Reason Has to Face the Unreasonable 8. Choosing Time of Attack on Ambedkar 9. One Adversary Made Measuring Rod for Another 6. Dr. B.R. Ambedkar : Man of Millennium for Social Justice Part IV : MEDIA REACTION FOR AND AGAINST VILIFICATION : 10. Politically Incorrect Hand Granade Tossed 11. Dalits Need Another Struggle for Freedom 12. Wildly Polemic and Incorrect Campaign of Vilification 13. Bringing Order in House of Disorder Part V : AMBEDKAR-HATERS IN DOCK : 14. Wages of Ambedkar Bashing 15. Unseemly Tool of Hindu Fundamentalists 16. Arun Shourie and Nathuram Godse : A Comparison Part VI : AMBEDKAR SEARCH FOR ALTERNATIVES : 17. Ambedkar on Hindu Attitude to Problem of Caste 18. Ambedkar on Annihilation of Caste 19. Ambedkar on Shakti and Kaliyuga 20. Ambedkar`s Search for Alternative to Varnavyavastha Part VII : AMBEDKAR AND HINDU TRADITIONALISTS : 21. Mind of Ambedkar 22. Unexplained Silence over Ambedkar`s Analysis of Scriptures 23. Kaamdhenu : Permanent Bone of Contention Part VIII : AMBEDKAR AND SOCIAL Justice : 24. Social Justice in India and Plight of Weaker Sections 25. First Organised Attempt for Restoring Social Justice 26. Gandhi and Social Justice 27. Communism and Social Justice 28. Ambedkar and Social Justice Part IX : DR. B.R. AMBEDKAR MAN OF MILLENNIUM FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE : 29. Nation`s Apprecition for Ambedkar 30. Ambedkar in Eyes of Contemporary Celebrities 31. Ambedkar in Hindu Mythological Context 32. B. R. Ambedkar : India`s Man of Millennium for Social Justice Part X : Conclusion Printed Pages: 348. Dr. B.R. Ambedkar: Man of Millennium for Social JusticeS.L. Dhani9788178355658

$30.75

Swami Trigunatita: His Life and Work

By Sister Gargi

Advaita Ashrama. Hardcover. New. 16 x 24 cm. First published in America in 1997, the book gives us a picture of one of Sri Ramakrishna`s great disciple, whose colorful and profoundly influential life ahs heretofore been little known. The book, as seen from the excerpts given below, was well-rreceived by reviewers: This book is a masterpiece by Sister Gargi... Besides describing his life in India, the author gives a detailed account of Swami Trigunatita`s Pioneering work in the West in nurturing the seeds of Vedanta sown there by Swamiji... Printed Pages: 455. NA

$5.63

Rabindranath Tagore: An Illustrated Life
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Rabindranath Tagore: An Illustrated Life

By Uma Das Gupta

Oxford Univesity Press, 2013. First edition. Softcover. New. Poet, novelist, short story writer, playwright, musician, painter, and founder of a new education at Santiniketan and Sriniketan, Rabindranath Tagore was one of India`s foremost creative minds. This biography covers the important phases of Rabindranath`s life from his childhood years in the Tagore household to becoming a poet and writer. It provides a perceptive account of the forces that moulded his life`s thought and action. Exploring Rabindranath`s views and writings on the historical and political issues of the age, especially his thoughts and ideas on India`s history, nationalism and internationalism, religion, humanism, the nation`s self-esteem, as well as his experiments in education and rural reconstruction at Santiniketan, Sriniketan, and Visva-Bharati, Uma Das Gupta`s lucid narrative offers the key to understanding the quintessential renaissance man. Profusely illustrated with rare photographs, this biography is an insightful journey of the genesis of Tagore as a creative personality, activist, critical thinker. Printed Pages: 140. NA

$9.38

Gandhi’s Vision: Freedom and Beyond

By Aparna Basu

Niyogi Books, 2018. First edition. Hardcover. New. 22 x 22 cm. Printed Pages: 280. NA

$56.25

Ramanuja: A Great Vaishnava Saint (Vol. 715)

By Amar Chitra Katha

Amar Chitra Katha/ACK Media, 2008. Softcover. New. Ramanuja (1017-1137), the great Vaishnava saint-philosopher, upheld bhakti (loving surrender to God) as the sole path to the realization of God. His school of philosophy is knows as Vishishta-Advaita (qualified monism) and his followers, the Srivaishnavas. He wrote commentaries on the Brahmasutras, the Upanishads and the Bhagwad Gita. It was his view that these three philosophical texts proclaim bhakti as the chief means of realizing God. In his life and teachings, Ramanuja upheld that all humans are born equal and that caste or social status has no role in determining one`s relationship with God. He accepted Kanchi Purna, who was not Brahmin, as his guru. One of his most worthy disciples, Dhanurdasa, was a non-Brahmin from a lower caste. For Ramanuja, a Vaishnava (man of God) is worthy of respect; but he defined as a true Vaishnava only one who has abundant love for God. Printed Pages: 32. Ramanuja: A Great Vaishnava Saint (Vol. 715)Amar Chitra Katha9788184821239

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Jayprakash ki Akhiri Jail: Emergency ka Kuchakra (in Hindi)

By M G Debsahayam

Times Group Books. Softcover. New. Printed Pages: 0. NA

$11.07

Underdogs end Empires: A Memoir

By I. P. Khosla

Konark Publicatoion, 2010. Hardcover. New. The voice of the underdog is now hardly ever heard in international relations discussions. There was a time in the 1960s and 1970s when it was. This book is a memoir about one way in which many of these things were thought and written about in the 1960s and 1970s. It is a useful reminder that there was a time when the real voice of the underdog was heard, not just the ventriloquial major powers and their multi-hued mimes; that we need to beware the relentless homogenization of a subject that takes up so much time and space in today?s written and visual media and in the thinking of our leaders and foreign offices. Printed Pages: 432. NA

$26.07

Narendra Modi: A Political Biography
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Narendra Modi: A Political Biography

By Andy Marino

HarperCollins Publishers, 2014. Hardcover. New. A biography of Narendra Modi that aims to give a fair picture of the man and his politics Narendra Modi, the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate, is one of India’s most powerful, popular and controversial leaders. With the general elections due in May 2014, Mr Modi’s campaign rallies have drawn unprecedented crowds.Andy Marino recently recorded interviews with Narendra Modi for over ten hours in the course of more than half-a-dozen exclusive meetings. This political biography analyses the contrasting views on the Gujarat model of governance with detailed statistical inputs to provide a balanced account. Personal details of Narendra Modi’s early life, his rise through the political ranks, his personal philosophy on religion and politics, are revealed in the book that is fast-paced, revelatory and readable. Printed Pages: 288. NA

$22.46

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