The Saffron Tide: The Rise of the BJP is a historical account of the Bharatiya Janata Party by Kingshuk Nag.
Summary of the Book
This book accounts the rise of the BJP. It explains how it evolved from the Bharatiya Jana Sangh, founded by Syama Prasad Mookerjee in 1951 to support the Bengali Hindus in East Pakistan. It shows how the Jana Sangh entered mainstream politics in 1977 after forging an alliance with several other major players. It also discusses how the coalition broke in 1980, and how the present day BJP came into being. The book discusses BJP’s rise to power in 1998 and explains how in 2014, it is set to take center stage. A timely biography of the leading political party in India, the book looks ahead into how BJP will evolve further in the future.
About Kingshuk Nag
Kingshuk Nag is the Resident Editor of the Hyderabad edition of The Times Of India. He has also written: The Double Life of Ramalinga Raju: The Story of India’s Largest Corporate Scam, Battleground Telangana: The Chronicle of an Agitation and The NAMO Story: A Political Life.
Nag was awarded the Prem Bhatia Award in 2002 for excellence in political reporting and analysis for his coverage of the Gujarat incidents. He is a graduate of the Delhi School of Economics and studied economics. He also serves on the board of the School of Management of the University of Hyderabad and was awarded the Rajiv Gandhi Sadbhavana award by the Orissa Rajiv Forum for excellence in journalism.
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