Author: M V KamathKalindi Randeri/Publisher: RupaYear: 2009Language: EnglishPages: 297ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788129114686
Narendra Modi, Chief Minister of Gujarat, is one of the most misunderstood chief minister that India has seen ever since independence. He has frequently been criticised following the torching of the coaches of Sabarmati Express at Godhra and the riots that occurred as a result. The English media, especially, has come down heavily on him for supposedly not taking swift action against the rioters. What is the truth about Narendra Modi? With a lot of original research as their foundation for this work, the authors have come up with this discourse which attempts at making the picture a bit clearer. The book encapsulates the journey of this man from the time when he was an RSS Pracharak, always ready and willing to give up power to serve his country. Such is his popularity now that India-TV’s poll taken in August 2005 showed that ninety-one percent viewers favoured his continuance as Gujarat’s chief minister and in January 2006, readers of a popular Gujarati magazine, Chitralekha, voted him to be the most popular person. By channelising government revenue and understanding the landscape and people of Gujarat more closely, Modi has made a place in the hearts of many. The book traces Narendra Modi’s career and the manner in which he has turned the state into India’s number one industrial state in the bare space of about half-a-decade.
List of Illustrations Introduction1. Gujarat – The Journey Begins 2. Beginnings of a Quest 3. Rites of Passage 4. The Threshold and Beyond 5. The Interregnum 6. The Power of Retreat 7. The Arrival – Man and Mission 8. History and Hysteria 9. The Secular Gossamer 10. Theory and Reality 11. The test of Faith 12. Renaissance Outside the Labyrinth 13. The General in Command 14. The View Beyond the Prism 15. No Full Stop; Not Yet Epilogue List of Acronyms Appendices Bibliography Index