About the book
"The Making and Unmaking of Prime Ministers of India presents a critical examination of the tenures of fourteen prime ministers of India, whose social, political and economic policies and programmes have shaped India since Independence. It also scrutinizes Narendra Modi's past record as chief minister of Gujarat for three consecutive terms and presents an agenda for his government at the Centre.The book traces the trajectory of India's evolution from the socialistic model of development espoused by Jawaharlal Nehru to the more pragmatic capitalistic model initiated by P V Narsimha Rao in the form of economic reforms and liberalization. It also details the domestic and foreign policies pursued by various prime ministers and their fallout.The book offers interesting insights into India's journey from the near-total domination of the Congress Party till the late 1970s, the unstable governments provided by Janata Party, the resounding return of Indira Gandhi, her assassination, Rajiv Gandhi's dramatic tenure as PM and his assassination to the subsequent emergence of Bharatiya Janata Party as a major political force.It looks at some epic milestones in India's diplomatic, political and military forays like the wars with Pakistan and China, the Emergency years when civil rights and elections were suspended for the rst and only time in the country's modern history, the infamous Kandahar hijacking case, the Kargil incursions and many more. For anyone interested in the history of India since 1947, there is enough food for thought, a superb recap of events that have determined the destiny of our country."
About the Author
"The Making and Unmaking of Prime Ministers of India is a presentation by Dalal Street Investment Journal and Vijaysingh B Padode. Dalal Street Investment Journal (DSIJ) is the agship publication of the DSIJ Group and has remained India's No. 1 investment magazine over the last 28 years enjoying huge brand loyalty, trust and confidence amongst the investing community. The DSIJ Group comprising companies that publish business and investment magazines, B2B magazines and also a reputed management education institution has a diverse portfolio of products and services catering to the interests of investors, businessmen and student community across India.The present book is a maiden venture of the DSIJ Group into the genre of socio-political books. The articles published in the book have been contributed by senior journalists and academicians with excellent credentials."