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The Disrupter  -  Arvind Kejriwal and the Audacious Rise of the Aam Aadmi
The Disrupter - Arvind Kejriwal and the Audacious Rise of the Aam Aadmi

The Disrupter - Arvind Kejriwal and the Audacious Rise of the Aam Aadmi

by Gautam Chikermane

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9788129131331 - Year: 2014 - Pages: 225



Gautam Chikermane
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Author: Gautam Chikermane
Soma Banerjee/
Publisher: Rupa
Year: 2014
Language: English
Pages: 225
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788129131331


The meteoric rise of the Aam Aadmi Party – from inception to running the state of Delhi in thirteen months – is a story with three principal strands. First, Arvind Kejriwal; iconoclast, leader, and disrupter par excellence, who has dared to defy the fundamental templates of Indian politics and governance. Second, the coalescing of a group of unprecedented diversity – a journalist, a lawyer, an academic, a policymaker, a CEO, an architect and a poet, among many others – on the streets of New Delhi, all bound together by a shared idea of an India that could be. And, third, the awakening of the aam aadmi, and of his realization that he can be as active a participant and change-maker in national politics as any other.

In The Disrupter, veteran journalists Gautam Chikermane and Soma Banerjee provide an in-depth, fly-on-the-wall account of how these three strands came together to create a brand-new political tapestry. And how a single political party shattered the status quo; captivated the imagination of the citizenry, taking people beyond the usual cynical labels of caste and creed; and changed the contemporary political narrative in ways that are both unthinkable and unpredictable.

‘Depends on what you call disruptive. What we are doing is a shake-up of present-day politics. Protests are fundamental to our constitution. Since when have protests become disruptive?’
= Arvind Kejriwal



Introduction: Battle of Varanasi

Prologue: Rise of Audacity

Streets of Disruption

Breakdown of Governance

Alchemy of Power

Corruption of Freedom

Politics of Entrepreneurship

Challenge of Party

Anatomy of Success

Broom of Ambition

Currencies of Change

Hand of God

Epilogue: Consolidation of Audacity

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