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Author: Janardan Thakur
Publisher: Business Publications
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8176930180
In this his last book, Janardan Thakur traces the political lives of leaders of men, right from their humble origins, with several fascinating anecdotes that reveal the human faces behind the public masks that are normally seen.
Janardan Thakur, one of India's finest political journalist, was a keen observer of the Indian political scene for over four decades, having seen at first hand the changes that have transformed the face of Indian politics. He reported the landmark events with rare insight and refreshing candor.
Every election sees a glut of books, most of which assault the reader with endless facts and figures. Faces is an attempt to understand the personalities that matter, the men and women who hold the key to India's political destiny. They are a diverse breed, ranging from one extreme of the political spectrum to the other. Most of them have precious little in common with each other but collectively, these 540 men and women will decide who governs India in the new millennium. There are many stories behind these faces, behind their rise to prominence.