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New PDF release: A Time of Transition: Rajiv Gandhi to The 21st Century

By Mani Shankar Aiyar

Mani Shankar Aiyar seems to be again to the adjustments that experience taken position throughout the -Time of Transition' "the 20 years considering the fact that top Minister Rajiv Gandhi left workplace after the Lok Sabha elections of November 1989. Rajiv Gandhi was once the fourth major minister of India in 4 many years of independence, however the final two decades have noticeable as many as 8 best ministers and several other extra governments. Accompanying the swap from single-party governance to the instability of coalition politics are significant changes within the speed, trajectory or even the targets of nation-building. it truly is those contentious transitions which are mirrored within the 5 significant topics of this quantity: Democracy, Secularism, Socialism, Nonalignment, and Neighbourhood coverage. Mani Shankar Aiyar was once either a witness to, and a reluctant player in, those methods of swap: as joint secretary in Rajiv Gandhi's top minister's place of work, as an MP considering the fact that 1991, and this day as a cupboard minister within the United revolutionary Alliance executive. His columns for the Indian convey are analytical and shiny commentaries on their occasions, written within the author's inimitable kind. This assortment sheds gentle on a seriously major period in modern India.

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