Strictly Personal - Manmohan and Gursharan

Strictly Personal - Manmohan and Gursharan (Hardcover)

By Daman Singh 
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Publisher: HarperCollins
Edition: Hardcover
Language: English
ISBN: 9351363244
EAN: 9789351363248
No. of Pages: 456
Publish Date: 2014
Binding: Hardcover
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"Clearing my throat, I announce that I have an idea for my next book. My mother smiles encouragingly. My father shows no sign of having heard. He is immersed in an editorial, no doubt another scathing comment on the state of the nation. Bravely, I continue. I say I am thinking of writing a book about them.'Strictly Personal: Manmohan and Gursharan is that book.In 2004, Manmohan Singh became prime minister of India. Over the next ten years he led the country through opportunities and challenges, not without some controversy. But this is not that story. This is the story of what went before, and it is told by his daughter Daman Singh.It charts the journey of a young boy growing up in undivided India, battling family hardship to pursue his dream of higher education, determining his intellectual and moral compass and learning to live life on his own terms. It is equally about Gursharan Kaur, the woman with whom he made that life. Vivacious and talented Gursharan, thecentre of the family and of the circle of friends they shared. And about their three daughters, Upinder, Daman and Amrit, growing up with a resilient mother and a workaholic father who stepped into the limelight.Based on conversations with her parents and hours spent in libraries and archives, this honest and affectionate memoir provides new insights into the former prime minister and his wife. Moving from Gah, Nowshera and Peshawar; through Amritsar, Patiala and Hoshiarpur; to Chandigarh, Cambridge and Oxford; then New York, Bombay and Geneva; and on to New Delhi, this intimate portrayal of two lives is also the history of a nation unfolding over half a century."

About the Author

Daman Singh graduated in mathematics from St Stephen's College, Delhi, in 1984. She went to the Institute of Rural Management, Anand, for further studies and worked in the field of rural development for twenty years. In 1996, she wrote The Last Frontier: People and Forests in Mizoram. Her first novel Nine by Nine was published by HarperCollins India in 2008. She lives in Delhi with her husband, son and dog.

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Title: Strictly Personal - Manmohan and Gursharan
Publisher: HarperCollins
Author: Daman Singh
Edition: Hardcover
Language: English
ISBN: 9351363244
EAN: 9789351363248
No. of Pages: 456
Publish Date: 2014
Binding: Hardcover

Strictly Personal - Manmohan and Gursharan Review

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By Guest, 2017-11-12 11:59:28.0

Bought as a present for my husband, who has known both Manmohan and Gursharan perfectly. The silence on the "Strictly political" side might disappoint some readers looking for inside information on Party politics and personalities, but Gursharan Kaur shines through as the sterling and sensible woman that she truly is. For once the woman behind the public figure gets her due.

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