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Captain Amarinder Singh - People�s Maharaja : An Authorized Biography  (English, Hardcover, Khushwant Singh)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Hardcover
    • Publisher: Hay House
    • ISBN: 9789385827433, 938582743X
    • Edition: 1, 2017
    • Pages: 699
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    An authentic, definitive and no?holds?barred narrative�packed with fascinating incidents and anecdotes�that brings alive the life and times of one of the most prominent and striking individuals (a former royal) in the sphere of Punjab politics. Beginning with a historical background of how the Patiala kingdom came to be established and ruled over the centuries, the author moves on to describe the early years of Amarinder Singh (a scion of that kingdom). He then portrays the Indo ? Pak war zone of 1965 (where the protagonist earned his spurs) and finally focuses on the combative arenas of Punjab politics, where numerous electoral and other battles have been (and continue to be) fought. This informative work unravels the subterfuges of politicians and others (including religious leaders) in trying to ensure their dominance. The pages reveal behind?the?scenes intrigues, plots and counter?plots even as Punjab was in the vice?like grip of terrorism in the late twentieth century. Operation Bluestar (June 1984) and its consequences have been objectively recorded. Besides tracing the career graph of Amarinder Singh, who reached his pinnacle when he became the chief minister of Punjab in February 2002, the author provides useful insights into crucial events that have made an immense impact on that state and the neighbouring areas over the past few decades. The text also throws light on Amarinder Singh�s five?year tenure as chief minister (marked by both positive and negative aspects) and on the following period, when Parkash Singh Badal regained that post. The contents are rounded off with an update on the Punjab situation even as all the political parties in the state are gearing up for the rough and tumble of the forthcoming assembly elections in early 2017. Through this book, Khushwant Singh highlights those factors that set apart Amarinder Singh from his adversaries, besides taking an occasional peek into his private life and idiosyncrasies. Here�s a saga that records history in the making in Punjab.,

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    : Khushwant Singh is the author of three books - The bestselling Sikhs Unlimited (2007), a travelogue featuring extraordinary Sikhs, the gripping Turbaned Tornado - The Oldest Marathon Runner Fauja Singh (2011) and the widely acclaimed novel Maharaja in Denims (2014), a story set in Chandigarh. Khushwant Singh�s works on the Punjabi, especially Sikh, diaspora are used extensively as research material by Western universities. His column, �Punjabi by Nature� in the Hindustan Times (Chandigarh), has a huge readership, earning him the title of �a chronicler of stories of contemporary Punjab�. He lives in Chandigarh with his family.
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    • 2017 February
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    Enjoyed reading the book!

    Enjoyed reading the book while travelling to Punjab from Delhi. Since my interest in politics is not very deep, I like reading about the story of a royal and his dilemmas of choices more than his political journey. I observed Captain Amarinder Singh in a different light, the person behind the politician. The hardcover edition looks as regal as the man on the cover page. Kudos to Khushwant Singh for coming up with the story from a neutral perpective.
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    True Story of Captain Amarinder Singh

    One book, you would want to read to understand the political landscape of Punjab from last 30 years from the eyes of the Protagonist. The journey of a royal to a soldier than to a politician. Captain Amarinder Singh, who belongs to the Patiala royal family has taken a very bold initiative to have Khushwant Singh write about his biography. Never before there has been a politician so bold and brave to embrace the idea of someone writing about him in the most impartial way. The author covers sev...
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    Sanna Kaushal Gupta

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    Excellent

    "Never before this book, I knew that Captain Amarinder Singh and Gen.Pervez Musharraf were fighting a 1965 war for their respective countries, pitted against each other. And interestingly they met in a very cordial way years later on Captain's visit to Pakistan. Many such instances described well in this book. Very well researched book by Khushwant Singh. Political biographies are often written posthumously but this one is one of its kind because it is published in the middle of most speculat...
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    Amarinder Singh

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    Worth the money

    Very well written. The biography is being tabled in various chapters which is quite interesting. The journey from the historical background to the present is enticing
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    Nikhil Sharma

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    Good one

    Very good book on Caption's life and polity
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