The Accidental Prime Minister - The Making and Unmaking of Manmohan Singh
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The Accidental Prime Minister - The Making and Unmaking of Manmohan Singh (English, Hardcover, Baru Sanjaya)

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The Accidental Prime Minister - The Making and Unmaking of Manmohan Singh  (English, Hardcover, Baru Sanjaya)

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  • Language: English
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
  • Genre: Political Science
  • ISBN: 9780670086740, 0670086746
  • Pages: 320
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A revealing title into the inner politics of the Congress Party, The Accidental Prime Minister deals with Manmohan Singh and his conflicts with the president of the Congress Party.

Summary of the Book

The life of the 13th Prime Minister of India is fraught with constant conflict from both the opposing party and his own party. In this book by his former spokesperson, the author puts forth the argument that Mr. Manmohan Singh is in a constant battle for power, as the principal portion of it rests with the Congress Party President, Sonia Gandhi. Portraying an empathic image of the Prime Minister, Baru's book interprets the relationship between the two juggernauts of the Congress party as a tug of war, and portrays Mrs. Gandhi as the constant victor. Revealing several controversial details about the Congress Party, this book is sure to catch the eyes of readers and make them ask questions it tries to answer.

About Sanjaya Baru

Sanjaya Baru is an Indian policy analyst and political commentator. He is currently the Director for Geo-Economics and Strategy at the International Institute of Strategic Studies and has worked for The Economic Times and The Times of India as associate editor. He served Manmohan Singh as his media advisor and chief spokesperson from May 2004 until August 2008.

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  • Viking
Publication Year
  • April
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  • Non Fiction Book
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5

Highly recommended

It is a brilliant book for those who want to know more about Indian politics at that time
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A must read for those whu want to know raise and downfall of PMO and Dr. MM Singh

Few days ago, I was reading news paper and find a cartoon there, that was the time when Academy Awards were announced and in that cartoon it was mentioned that our three big politician were floating in the air (representing the success of the Oscar wining movie "gravity) and one person on the ground showing similarity with our PM was appearing very happy with a trophy in his hand and it was mentioned 10 years a slave (representing the 10 years tenure of Dr. Singh as PM in NDA1 and NDA2). On ...
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Abhishek Shankhdhar

Apr, 2014

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Value-for-money

Insight of a p.m who spoke very less about him and his work. Who believed in saying let his work speak for him.Will change the perception about Man Mohan Singh. Not a must read. But should be read.
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Hargovind Mandal

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Great book to read

It's a great book to read if one is truly interested in finding out how Sonia Gandhi remote controlled UPA 1 and UPA 2.I would like to thank Sanjaya Baru sir for having the courage to write such a book which will be read by the coming generations and they will know how a PM was made helpless by Gandhi's.This book reveals that Manmohan Singh was an under-rated politician.He knew how to survive.
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Varun Dutta

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Apr, 2016

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Great Effort Mr. Baru

Well, you would be, both, surprised and, not-surprised, after you read this. One side you will find a person who has risen from ashes, and achieved something unique and exceptional while striving as a nobody. You will applaud the compassion Mr. Singh has shown till 1991 and the kind of respect he gathered from his peers as associates. This book, very neatly, describes how a person with so high, an integrity and learning, succumbs to an authority, who intellectually, is nothing but miniscule w...
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Amrit Ravi

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Apr, 2014

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Leader without leadership skills

This book manages to uncover the Prime Minister in a number of ways. His relationship with the Gandhis apart, for me he came across as a man of paradoxes:

1. His claim to fame is liberalisation of the Indian economy, but spends his time and energy on big government spending programmes
2. Known for financial integrity, but feels no remorse in not keeping his word.
3. Is seen as a liberal and mild, but is a party to threatening CNN IBN and stops them from airing the sting on vote over th...
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Apr, 2014

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Awesome book at awesome price

the book is too good and better when I got it at just 125 only, i was crazy and even got a free one day delivery in spite of not being a part of Flipkart First.
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Chandan%2520Kumar Chhilwar

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Feb, 2016

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A not-so-accidental biography

The book despite not being a masterpiece does manage to keep you captivated for sometime. However, after the initial curiosity (much due to the hype created by media as well as the opposition) dies down, one wonders if the book really deserved this kind of publicity. First, most of the incidents described in the book were already in the public domain though may not be in such finer details. Second, the book on the one hand does successfully establishes Dr. Singh as not just an accidental PM b...
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Apr, 2014

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A must read for understanding how a nation was run proxily and allowed its downfall

A must read for understanding how a nation was run proxily and allowed its downfall. A details into MMS allowing cuntry to be rulde by Gandhi family and allowing scams in helplessnes
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Sharath Hegde

Apr, 2014

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Classy product

This book is first of a kind which provides an insider's account of how things unfolded during the first tenure of the UPA government. It also throws light on the personality of Dr. Manmohan Singh and how he managed to run the coalition. This book is an account of how a good, wise and learned man was put on the wrong side defending a disreputable lot.
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A:No. This was delivered in Paperback format.
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