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The Accidental Prime Minister: The Making and Unmaking of Manmohan Singh
 
 

The Accidental Prime Minister: The Making and Unmaking of Manmohan Singh [Kindle Edition]

Sanjaya Baru
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In 2004 Sanjaya Baru left a successful career as chief editor of the Financial Express to join Manmohan Singh as his media adviser. Singh and Baru had been close and Baru, a great admirer of the technocrat who had ushered in the 1991 reforms, saw this as an opportunity to help a man he admired lead India down a new path. As Singh’s ‘eyes and ears’ and self-appointed ‘conscience-keeper’, Baru saw the transformation of Manmohan Singh from technocrat to politician. In his account, he tells his story of what it was like to ‘manage’ public opinion for Singh and how their relationship unravelled, while giving us a riveting look at Indian politics as it happened behind the scenes. Capturing the heady early days of UPA-1 to the high noon of the nuclear deal, The Accidental Prime Minister is one of the most important and intimate accounts of the prime minister and UPA-1.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 860 KB
  • Print Length: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Viking (11 April 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00JB9IOY0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great read! Fact driven. 2 Aug 2014
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Lovely book. Must read for anyone interested in Indian politics. This book is not about India in General. Mostly about Manmohan Singh, congress party, Sonia Gandhi etc.

After reading the book I have more respect for Manmohan for his abilities. More convinced that he lacks political skills and a strong spine. Even more distaste for Gandhi family and congress party in general. The later 2 (Gandhis and Congress) proved to be loathsome survivors rather than statesmen. They tried to project several good things done by Manmohan Singh as Rahul's victories. It was obvious to everyone how that was not the case. That's what 2014 elections proved.,£

Manmohan lacks spine, especially post 2009 elections, was something obvious from the book.

Great read. Author is smart, articulate and makes the points well. Never did I feel bored. He kept a good pace. Would highly recommend the book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 15 July 2014
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Interesting
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4.0 out of 5 stars Insightful, valuable piece of work 8 Jun 2014
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Well written book. Worthwhile reading on the state of Indian politics and what goes on in circles of power. It is disappointing to see how the country was let down in the collective weakness of the government. But this is a valuable piece of work to inform India followers on the state of Indian politics and governance.
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