Posts Tagged ‘Sagarika Ghose’

This is an excerpt from Sagarika Ghose’s book Indira: India’s most powerful Prime Minister Death of Indira, Birth of a Legend On 31 October 1984, Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was shot dead by two of her own bodyguards, both Sikhs. The assassination sparked a bloody anti-Sikh pogrom – the 1984 Delhi anti-Sikh riots –...

प्रिय श्रीमती गांधी, ‘वास्तविक’ इंदिरा गांधी को ढूंढ़ने की जिज्ञासा क्या बेकार है? दोनों तरफ प्रबल अभिप्रेरणाओं द्वारा...

Out of the ashes of democratic functioning, phoenix-like rose Sanjay Gandhi and his cabal, soon dubbed ‘the Emergency caucus’, of Bansi Lal, R.K. Dhawan, Om Mehta, V.C. Shukla and others. Sanjay’s hold over his mother was now total. Rumours about the mother-son equation flew about. A foreign correspondent quoted...

Indira’s family did not in any way shield her from their political activities. She was initiated early into rebellion, her grandfather giving her a charkha when she was five years old. She was grabbed by their tiny hands and, rather like a family of expert swimmers might do with their youngest member, thrown into the...

February has been the month of love and Sourav Ganguly at Juggernaut. Here are the most-read books our readers loved on the Juggernaut app. The top five books for the month of Feb are… Rice: The Grain That Sustains by Rujuta Diwekar • Announcing The End by Sourav Ganguly • A Century Is Not...

By the time Indira joined Oxford, she had become romantically involved with Feroze. “I myself was once young and deeply in love,” she would say to Sonia Gandhi years later when meeting her for the first time as Rajiv’s fiancée. Although Feroze had proposed to her several times in the past, she finally said yes...

“My fascination with Indira Gandhi’s persona and the similarities between today’s times and the Emergency era tempted me to write this book” The initial idea for a new book on Indira Gandhi, I guess, was Chiki’s. And Nandini’s. The two graces of Juggernaut Publishers, the ever-enthusiastic Chiki Sarkar and...

All writers dread their reviews, keeping their fingers crossed that they will be raves. But now there’s a new kind of review and a new kind of reviewer. They don’t read the book and they review not the book but the writer and his/her politics. Their victims are left-liberal writers, many of whom Juggernaut are...

This spellbinding biographical portrait of Indira Gandhi excavates both the iron lady and the flesh-and-blood woman. Sagarika Ghose looks for answers to lingering questions: from Indira’s religious politics to Sanjay Gandhi’s strange grip over her. This is the only book you need to read on Indira. Order your copy...

For #BestReads2016, here are journalist and author Sagarika Ghose's best reads of the year.