President book on Indira to hit stands in Dec

President  book on Indira to hit stands in Dec

President Pranab Mukherjee has turned an author in Rashtrapati Bhavan to chronicle the politically tumultuous 1970s and impressions on former prime minister Indira Gandhi.

The book “The Dramatic Decade: The Indira Years,” which was in the making for over a year, will hit the stands on December 11. Drawing from his personal diary and conversations with leaders, the recollection that runs into 348 pages is expected to unravel many not-so-known vignettes from the period.

An author of books like “Midterm Poll”, “Beyond Survival” and “Challenge Before the Nation,” Mukherjee will throw fresh light on Indira’s personality and what led to a number of important decisions like extending support to East Pakistan’s struggle for independence and bank nationalisation. Mukherjee, who was minister of state for commerce under Indira Gandhi, will also give an inside view on how the opposition to Indira grew and led to the formation of the Janata Party. The President has never shied away from showering praise on Indira and in the book, Mukherjee touches upon the demand for her mid-term resignation.

The publisher Kapish Mehra, managing director of Rupa Publications, told Deccan Herald that the book is interesting for a variety of reasons.
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