Durbar is Tavleen Singh's chronicle and her take on events from the Emergency to Rajiv Gandhi’s assassination, from the high point of her journalistic career and proximity to the Who's-who of Delhi.
Summary of the Book
In her book, Tavleen Singh writes about her personal experiences in the year of 1975, when she had just began her career as a journalist for The Statesman, New Delhi. She describes in detail her experiences during The Emergency and the political situation of India at that time. The author gives a sharp account of the turbulent times of Indian politics and how it all started with Rajiv Gandhi. She gives a detailed account of the Nehruvian era and how the different policies that came in effect crippled the country’s political scene and led India towards corruption.
About Tavleen Singh
Tavleen Singh is an Indian columnist, writer and journalist. Her famous work include Kashmir: A Tragedy of Errors, Lollipop Street: Why India Will Survive Her Politicians, Fifth Column, only to name a few.
10 Feb, 2013
Durbar -- Fuedal rule in Modern India
23 Dec, 2012
13 Dec, 2012
Travelled through the time while I was not born at all....Must Read!!!!!
17 Dec, 2012
14 Aug, 2013
Modern Durbar for the young Indian..
18 Dec, 2012
24 Aug, 2013
Manvendra B Nigam
5 Dec, 2012
Cynical biased and fun to read
3 Jan, 2014
Known facts and Gossip, marred by factual inaccuracies
16 Mar, 2013