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.
Durbar -- Fuedal rule in Modern India
Tavleen Singh at her best!
Certified Buyer, Ghaziabad
Travelled through the time while I was not born at all....Must Read!!!!!
A marvellous book from an honest journalist
A V Singh
Amazingly well written and a must read
Revisiting the emergency days!
Certified Buyer, Mangalore
Such a nice unbiased account
Certified Buyer, Pune
Certified Buyer, Bhubaneswar