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