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 through the -Time of Transition' "the 20 years for the reason that top Minister Rajiv Gandhi left place of work after the Lok Sabha elections of November 1989. Rajiv Gandhi was once the fourth top minister of India in 4 many years of independence, however the final 20 years have obvious as many as 8 leading ministers and several other extra governments. Accompanying the swap from single-party governance to the instability of coalition politics are significant adjustments within the speed, trajectory or even the pursuits of nation-building. it really is those contentious transitions which are mirrored within the 5 significant issues of this quantity: Democracy, Secularism, Socialism, Nonalignment, and Neighbourhood coverage. Mani Shankar Aiyar used to be either a witness to, and a reluctant player in, those strategies of switch: as joint secretary in Rajiv Gandhi's best minister's place of work, as an MP for the reason that 1991, and this present day as a cupboard minister within the United innovative Alliance govt. His columns for the Indian convey are analytical and shiny commentaries on their instances, written within the author's inimitable variety. This assortment sheds gentle on a severely major period in modern India.

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