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Half lion : how P.V. Narasimha Rao transformed India / Vinay Sitapati.

By: Sitapati, Vinay.
Publisher: Gurgaon : Penguin Random house India, 2016Description: 391 pages (8 pages of plates) ; 24 pages.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780670088225 (hardback) .Subject(s): Narasimha Rao, P. V., 1921-2004 | Prime ministers -- India -- Biography | Politics and government | Prime ministers | India -- Politics and government -- 1977-DDC classification: 954.052092 SIT Online resources: Table of contents Summary: "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."--Book jacket.
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Includes bibliographic references (327-377) and index.

"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."--Book jacket.

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