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Author: Rajmohan Gandhi
Publisher: Navjivan Trust
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8172291388
Tells, for the first time, the full story of the life of Vallabbhai, the ploughboy who helped liberate India and then, in 1947-9, welded her into one nation.
Built from correspondence and diaries, including the Sardar's letters and the remarkable diary kept by his daughter Manibehen, Patel is as authentic, intimate and complete an account as can be assembled.
An epic book on an epic person. - H Y Sharada Prasad on Doordarshan
A massive, well-researched and highly readable biography, which is unlikely to be surpassed in the near future. - B R Nanda, Gentleman
Undoubtedly the most comprehensive of all the biographies of the Sardar attempted so far. - Punyapriya Dasgupta, Deccan Herald
Rajmohan has achieved something unusual. His objective, blanched and impartial book is anything but full or lifeless . . Will remain the definitive biography of the great maker and uniter of India for a long time to come. His respect for historical authenticity is most welcome. - Natwar Singh, Hindustan Times
A candid portrait.. An honest picture of Patel's stand on issues like communalism, his attitude towards Muslims, the capitalists and the former princely rulers. - India Today
A biography worthy of a great son of India. - Inder Malhotra, Times of India
The work will engross and enchant the reader, even inspire him. - Sanjoy Hazarika, Financial Express