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Author: Krishan Partap Singh
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788190617345
The world’s largest democreacy is poised to become a military dictatorship....
Ex-Army Chief and now President of India, General Dayal defies his rubber-stamp status to take on Prime Minister Yadav, head of the ruling Third Front coalition government, as the fate of India teeters in the balance.
Caught in the crossfire between the two warring leaders will private banker turned wheeler-dealer Jasjit Singh Sidhu allow the enigmatic Azim Khan and the irrepressible Karan Nehru to arouse his dormant conscience, or will he – a child of the Emergency, born into Delhi’s power elite, brought up in a culture of rampant corrupt tion and self –serving greed-remain true to type?
Krishan Partap Singh’s second offering in a fascinating trilogy, the Raisina Series, is the Delhi Durbar. This is the first time an Indian author has tried his hand at writing the sort of political thriller that Jeffrey Archer made popular with books such as First Among Equals and Kane and Abel. Like his debut novel Road to Raisina that had India and Pakistan staring into the nuclear abyss with China and a rising Tibet thrown in for good measure — re-released as the "Young Turks" — ‘Delhi Durbar’ too is set in Lutyens’ Delhi with an intimate insider’s look into life for the main resident of Rashtrapati Bhavan.
The book chronicles the story of two men. A private banker turned wheeler-dealer Jasjit Singh Sidhu, and General Brijesh Dayal who defies the government to take on the prime minister are the protagonists. A dictator may offer many things in terms of a better country, but attractive things can be dark too…