Author: Khwaja Ahmad AbbasPublisher: Popular PrakashanYear: 1985Language: EnglishPages: 116ISBN/UPC (if available): 0861321162
This volume concludes the definitive trilogy on the Life and Death of Indira Gandhi, and covers the more controversial decade of her career including the emergency years, her years in political wilderness and her spectacular comeback and finally her tragic assassination.Indira Gandhi dominated the lives of the world’s largest democracy for two decades. The decisions she took influenced the lives of millions and will continue to affect generations to come.When Indira Gandhi became Prime Minister of India in 1966 little was known about her except her ancestry. The return of the Red Rose her first biography by Khwaja Ahmad Abbas traced her upbringing and early influences. As a person close to Nehru personally and ideologically, Abbas was eminently suited for this job.In That Woman the author traced her first decade as Prime Minister in the background of her role in the formation of Bangla Desh.In this concluding volume of the definitive trilogy on the Life and Death of Indira Gandhi, the author covers the more controversial decade of her career including the emergency years, her years in political wilderness and her spectacular comeback and finally her tragic assassination.A remarkable feature of this book is that even though the author writes with a great deal of authority and sympathy born out of closeness to the Nehru family, he shows objectivity in interpreting events and in giving his verdict.The book concludes with an exclusive interview of her surviving son and successor Rajiv Gandhi.
Preface1 Indira Gandhi; the Last Post2 Prelude to Emergency3 The Emergency4 The enemy Strikes5 A Drama in four Acts6 A Creaky government7 Chikmagalur to Tihar Jail8 Resurrection9 return to south Block10 The world’s Largest Kitchen11Citizen of the world !12 Assassination !13 VerdictEpilogue