Sonia Gandhi

Sonia Gandhi  (English, Hardcover, Singh Rani)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Hardcover
    • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
    • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
    • ISBN: 9780230341609, 0230341608
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    Rani Singh’s biography, Sonia Gandhi: An Extraordinary Life, An Indian Destiny looks into the struggles and events that surrounded Sonia Gandhi and her family. This book narrates the incidents beginning with the blossoming love between Sonia and Rajiv Gandhi, and moves on to her own entry into Indian politics.

    Summary Of The Book

    Sonia Maino was born in a small Italian village. Her extraordinary journey that led her to become Sonia Gandhi is narrated in Rani Singh’s Sonia Gandhi: An Extraordinary Life, An Indian Destiny.

    This book begins with the tale of the love that blossomed between Sonia and Rajiv Gandhi when she met him in a restaurant in Cambridge, while they were both pursuing their studies in England. Far from being a smooth romance, they had to endure separation and opposition from their respective families. However, Sonia finally married Rajiv and moved to New Delhi at a time when Indira Gandhi was the Prime Minister of India.

    The first part of this book describes the peaceful and almost idyllic life that Sonia led with her husband and children. However, as the book progresses into the second half, the political dynasty comes crashing down. With the death of Sanjay Gandhi in a plane crash, Rajiv is compelled to take his place as the next Prime Minister.

    Tragically, Indira Gandhi is assassinated by her bodyguard and Rajiv Gandhi, at the age of 40, becomes the youngest Prime Minister in the history of Indian politics. However, things do not meet any resolution and Sonia’s life is thrown into further disarray when Rajiv Gandhi is assassinated.

    Far from escaping from such travesties, Sonia Gandhi enters the realm of politics and establishes the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation in memory of his legacy. All her endeavors from then on have been to improve the conditions of the country, from education to military and poverty.

    In Sonia Gandhi: An Extraordinary Life, An Indian Destiny, the author stresses on Sonia’s political prowess and her ability to handle the most adverse situations, which has turned her into a political icon for the younger Indian generations.

    About Rani Singh

    Rani Singh is a journalist and author. She’s based in London.

    Singh is best known for Harry Smith: The Avant-Garde in the American Vernacular and Sonia Gandhi: An Extraordinary Life, An Indian Destiny.

    She has worked for BBC radio and television as a journalist for more than 15 years. Her style of journalism has always been investigative.

    Singh has worked for The Huffington Post, Lloyd’s List, and The Spectator.

    She is also the ambassador for the Prince’s Trust, which helps underprivileged people.

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    Distilled Nonsense

    Absolute trash of a book written by someone who probably got a good share from Antonia Maino's Swiss accounts. Lies lies, and more lies about someone who doesn't deserve any credit in Indian politics. If at all she deserves some credit, one must credit her for destroying the country. Its a pity Flipkart doesn't have an option to give zero rating.
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    Bharath Krishnan

    Nov, 2011

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    Sycophantic compilation with little credibility

    Its incredible that you can get away with a writing a biography about the most powerful woman in the largest democracy in the world without a single direct quote from that woman !

    This book was probably justifiable if Sonia Gandhi was no longer around. But to write in such sycophantic terms about a living person and dwell on such trivia (as her jewellery and color/texture of sarees) in tiring details is ridiculous. How on earth does the author know the inner workings of Sonia's heart and m...
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    Megha jindal

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    Dec, 2011

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    Rani Singh for India's PM

    What can u expect from the biography of a person whose life is blank. She talks of a "transformational journey" and the "road Sonia paved for herself".
    Was marrying Rajiv Gandhi her hardwork ??
    Was Sanjay Gandhi's death (the heir of Indira Gandhi) the hardwork of Sonia ??
    Was Indira Gandhi's differences with Maneka, the widow of Sanjay and a serious contender for Sanjay's place the hardwork of Sonia ??
    Was being elected the head of a party with the most faithful sycophants, despite doing noth...
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    Aditya

    Feb, 2012

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    load of bullshit!

    i wonder what favors will rani singh get throughout her life for writing this piece of crap!
    sonia maino and raul vinci are the mother-son duo out to annihilate india into oblivion! those who are worshipping the gandhi name in india will one day see from 'up above' their future generations mutated like gremlins!!
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    Ashish

    Nov, 2011

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    SONIA GANDHI: AN EXTRAORDINARY LIFE

    Another psycophant writing absolute rubbish. I am sure the next person to write another book of rubbish about Sonia Gandy will probably talk about her "royalty". Absolute waste of money!


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    P. MADHUSUDAN

    Certified Buyer, Coimbatore

    Feb, 2015

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    Good Book (If you are feeling cold & need something to burn)

    This book is full of false information & utter nonsense.. I read this book in the library & I was happy that I didn't wasted my money in buying this crap, However I regretted wasting my time reading this nonsense.
    Looks like any Tom, Dick & Harry with a basic knowledge of English can become an author these days. her sacrificing the PM post is the biggest lie & the author didn't cared to find out the truth, She was not eligible to become PM due to citizenship issues raised under the Indian C...
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    Raunak Bhatt

    Feb, 2015

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    Book of most corrupt women of world

    Who want to read this crap?? Everyone knows Sonia make 10 billion dollar through 2004 to 2014. So we already decide this women throw out of India.
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    Harsh Bardhan

    Nov, 2014

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    Truth must be came to light yet..

    This is a good book in explaining the events of Gandhian Family..But The Author illustrated Mrs.Sonia Gandhi's life events only in the view of an average Congress Party Activst.She has to think beyond that narrow angle of view..
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    THOKA PRABHAKARA RAO

    Certified Buyer, Guntur

    Dec, 2014

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    Image makeover stunt.

    Book Of MODI sells at 400-500Rs. Sonia's Book sells at 85Rs. Because rest of amount is given discount from Congress scam amount.

    Price of book itself shows so many thing. :D :D
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    parth Dholakiya

    Mar, 2015

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    Good Book

    The story of one of the worlds strongest women. Sonia Gandhi is an elegant Italian lady, has served India with grace and class, Her dignified behavior and simplicity in life.

    This book talk about her life after loss of her mother-in-law and her husband and her decision to avoid being the PM of worlds largest Democracy after coming to power with Majority.

    When no stone was kept unturned to criticize her. She raised, avoiding all criticism and bringing her party back to power.

    A must read.
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    Lijesh Lakshman

    Oct, 2011

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