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Durbar by [Tavleen, Singh]

Durbar Kindle Edition

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Tavleen Singh’s acclaimed and bestselling memoir begins in the summer of 1975 when, not yet twenty-five, she started working as a junior reporter in the Statesman in New Delhi. Within five weeks, Prime Minister Indira Gandhi declared the Emergency, and soon reckless policies said to be authored by her younger son were unleashed on India’s citizens. In 1984, following Indira Gandhi’s assassination, Rajiv Gandhi became Prime Minister, fortified by a huge mandate from a nation desperate for change. But, belying its hopes, the young leader chose for himself a group of advisors, friends and acolytes just as unaware as him of the ground realities of a complex nation. It was the beginning of a political culture of favouritism and ineptitude that would take hold at the highest levels of government, stunting India’s ambitions and frustrating its people for years to come.

A sharp account of these turbulent years, Durbar describes the Nehruvian era of Singh’s childhood, the Emergency of her youth and the political shifts that followed, bringing with them insurgencies, massacres, and crises internal and external.

This remarkable memoir, vivid with the colour of election campaigns and society dinners, low conspiracies and high corruption, reminds us of this truth: that if India is to achieve a better future, the past cannot be ignored or forgotten.

About the Author

Tavleen Singh was born in Mussoorie in 1950 and is an Indian columnist, writer, and political reporter. She did a journalism course from New Delhi Polytechnic in 1969, before graduating from St Bede’s in Shimla. After her graduation, she started a career as a reporter in England and later returned to India. She became a freelancer who wrote for India Today and The Indian Express. She even has a stint on TV, with her program airing on STAR Plus. She has a son with late Pakistani politician, Salman Taseer. Her other books include Lollipop Street: Why India Will Survive Her Politicians and Kashmir: A Tragedy Of Errors

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1231 KB
  • Print Length: 259 pages
  • Publisher: Hachette India (29 June 2017)
  • Sold by: Amazon Asia-Pacific Holdings Private Limited
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 100 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #26,148 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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