The Accidental Prime Minister : The Making and Unmaking of Manmohan Singh

Author: Sanjaya Baru
Language: English
Publisher: Penguin
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The Accidental Prime Minister : The Making and Unmaking of Manmohan Singh
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In 2004 Sanjaya Baru left a successful career as chief editor of the Financial Express to join Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as his media adviser in UPA 1. Singh offered him the job with the words, Sitting here, I know I will be isolated from the outside world. I want you to be my eyes and ears. Tell me what you think I should know, without fear or favour.

The Accidental Prime Minister is Barus account of what it was like to manage public opinion for Singh while giving us a riveting look at Indian politics as it happened behind the scenes. As Singhs spin doctor and trusted aide for four years, Baru observed up close Singhs often troubled relations with his ministers, his cautious equation with Sonia Gandhi and how he handled the big crises from managing the Left to pushing through the nuclear deal. In this book he tells all and draws for the first time a revelatory picture of what it was like for Singh to work in a government that had two centers of power.

Insightful, acute and packed with political gossip, The Accidental Prime Minister is one of the great insider accounts of Indian political life and a superb portrait of the Manmohan Singh era.

About the Author

Sanjaya Baru was chief editor of the Financial Express and Business Standard. He is currently director for geo-economics and strategy at the International Institute of Strategic Studies.

SPECIFICATIONS OF THE ACCIDENTAL PRIME MINISTER : THE MAKING AND UNMAKING OF MANMOHAN SINGH (HARDCOVER)

CONTRIBUTORS
Authored By            Sanjaya Baru
BOOK DETAILS
Publisher              Penguin
Imprint              Viking
Publication Year              2014 April
ISBN-13              9780670086740
ISBN-10              0670086746
Language              English
Binding              Hardcover
Number of Pages              320 Pages
Book Type              Non Fiction Book


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