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Mother India : a political biography of Indira Gandhi

Author: Pranay Gupte
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
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The first major biography of Indira Gandhi covers the breadth and scope of 20th-century India and the woman who left her indelible mark on that troubled country. Both widely supported and bitterly opposed, she was eventually removed from office, only to make a stunning comeback.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Indira Gandhi; Indira Gandhi
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pranay Gupte
ISBN: 9780143068266 0143068261
OCLC Number: 815939754
Notes: Copyright date 2009.
Description: xii, 597 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Prologue : the funeral of Indira Gandhi --
Introduction : Indira's India --
pt. 1. The end. The assassination ; The news ; The aftermath ; The legacy of Indira Gandhi --
pt. 2. The beginning. Daughther of privilege ; The education of Indira Priyadarshini Nehru ; The death of Kamala Nehru ; Lovers' wedding ; Marriage by fire --
pt. 3. The middle years. The apprenticeship ; Into her own ; Towards the top ; The perils of power ; Party times --
pt. 4. Triumph and twilight. Taking on titans ; Indira Raj ; Empress of India ; Friends, neighbors and enemies ; Transforming democracy --
pt. 5. Beyond the dynasty. Domestic affairs ; The world according to the Nehrus and the Gandhis ; Power plays ; India after Indira and Rajiv --
Epilogue. The funeral of Rajiv Gandhi.
Other Titles: Political biography of Indira Gandhi
Responsibility: Pranay Gupte.

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The first major biography of Indira Gandhi covers the breadth and scope of 20th-century India and the woman who left her indelible mark on that troubled country. Both widely supported and bitterly opposed, she was eventually removed from office, only to make a stunning comeback.

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