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    Durbar  (English, Paperback, Tavleen Singh)

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    Features
    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Hachette India
    • Genre: Biographies & Autobiographies
    • ISBN: 9789350097519, 9350097516
    • Edition: 2013
    • Pages: 324
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    Description

    Durbar is a bold narration of most of the unheard stories from the corridors of power at the central government. It is one of the best-selling books, a memoir, authored by Tavleen Singh.

    Summary of the Book

    Tavleen Singh was not even twenty five when she joined the Statesman as a junior reporter. This memoir begins from the time the Emergency was declared by the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in the year 1975. The book unravels the nation’s distressed state of waiting for a change in politics in those unfortunate years. Post Indira’s assassination in the year 1984, Rajiv Gandhi came to power. But the intricacies of India’s myriad faces were still unattended as ineffectiveness and nepotism plagued the highest levels of government at the centre. This book chronicles the story of India’s struggle in those unsettled years. The calamities, carnage and revolts, both internal and external have been overwhelmingly recorded by the author who was, at one point of time, one of the insiders involved in society dinners and election campaigns with some of the authoritative leaders in the same corridors of power.

    About Tavleen Singh

    Tavleen Singh is one of the most renowned Indian journalists and an author of best-selling books like Kashmir: A Tragedy of Errors, Lollipop Street: Why India will Survive Her Politicians and Political and Incorrect. She has been associated with The Statesman, The Telegraph, the Sunday Times, London, India Today, The Hitavada and The Indian Express. She has also been associated with STAR Plus television channel. She currently writes columns for Amar Ujala and Jansatta in Hindi and a column in English for The Indian Express.

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      • Hachette India
    • Publication Year
      • 2013
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      • Tavleen Singh
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    Tavleen Singh at her best!

    Durbar is an excellent first hand account of some of the most turbulent years in the history of independent India. Tavleen Singh has given an authentic description of landmark events like the Emergency years, failed Janata government experiment, return of Indira Gandhi, turbulent Punjab, anti Sikh pogrom following Mrs. Gandhi's assassination, rise and terrible fall of Rajiv, Bofors, V P Singh, Kashmir etc. Almost every important event has been covered by the author with absolutely genuine inf...
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    Good book

    A very good book of 300 plus pages . if u are keen to understand Punjab terrorism problem, emergency, Indira Gandhi and more then go for it..U can finish the book in a week..It is interesting read
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    Ritesh Gupta

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    Worth the money

    Informative
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    Pramod Kumar

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    Delightful

    Nice book.everyone must read. Lovely delivery by flipkart.
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    A marvellous book from an honest journalist

    Children do not like history even though it can be the most exciting subject in the world. That is simply because the usual historian is staid and dry, he writes because it is his job and dignifying it amounts to raising his own worth as a professional: Too boring for the reader more often than not!

    The same events told with flair and wit bring it to life in a way that leaves a lasting impression on the mind, and we become like children, eager and impressionable. Even if this was not so, i...
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    An engaging read

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    These lines uttered by the ex-prime minister of India “Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee” during a rally in India were perfect for the politics of that era and somehow with the current political turmoil that India is going through, these lines still stand true.

    The author ‘Tavleen Singh’ heard his speech during a rally and mentioned the lines in her riveting book ‘Durbar.' A j...
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    roots of family rule...

    Excellent and valarous account on Gandhis.A must read for a detailed info on post independent india.
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    Amazingly well written and a must read

    Just finished reading it and I must say that its one of the best books I have read. The book gives an account of the happenings in India during the 70s and 80s from someone who has seen Indian polity from very close quarters. The book covers some of the most defining events of post-independence India like Emergency, Mrs. Gandhi's assassination, Sanjay Gandhi's death, Insurgency in Punjab and Kashmir in great detail while giving a perspective on how these events led to some of the good and bad...
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    Very Well Written

    This book is author's first hand experience of all the events that transpired from the emergency period to the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi. Though her opinions may seem to be biased and that is justified. But this book is must read for both who have lived that era and those who have not.
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    Rishabh Maheshwari

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    Grumpy Old Days!

    Its not seldom you get to put your hands on such masterpieces. Durbar is one of em'. The book describes the writer's own journey as a journalist and her closeness to the Gandhi family and all those shocking happenings that happened during the Emergency Days. The fall of Mrs. G and her sons, the rise of daughter-in-law. Besides that, the book also describes the apex reason for the downfall of Janta Party which rose up to power backslashing the emergency issue. This book is 'simply not worth pu...
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