A loving daughter, a caring mother, an affectionate grandmother a confident globe trotter and finally prime minister, Indira slipped into each role with ease. The story of India's first woman prime minister is no ordinary story. It is the story of a girl for whom sacrifice and loss came early. For whom growing up meant seeing her father drift in and out of jail and a mother in and out of hospital. Wearing khadi and organizing her own band of troops. Combating loneliness and giving up the things she loved for a bigger cause. With the freedom struggle playing out in the background Indira Gandhi's life was inextricably linked to the politics and destiny of her country. In this compelling biography, Sreelata Menon vividly recreates the life and times of a young girl who goes on to become one of the most powerful and charismatic leaders of the world. Filled with little-known facts about Indira Gandhi's life this book is a fascinating read that brings to light the different facets of her personality.
- Well researched biographical account
- Documents Indira Gandhi’s life from early childhood and traces her political career
- Easy flowing narrative style rich in anecdotes
- Relevant and catchy history bugs