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As head of the prime minister's secretariat under Indira Gandhi, P. N. Dhar witnessed and participated in some of the major decisions made by Mrs. Gandhi, most notably the controversial 'Emergency', the merger of Sikkim with India, the Bangladesh war of 1971, and the Simla Agreement between India and Pakistan. Exceptionally well written, this book combines an insider's account of these years and a compelling analysis of the changing contours of India democracy.
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P N Dhar was head of Indira Gandhi's prime ministerial secretariat. Before that he was Professor of Economics at the Delhi School of Economics, and Director, Institute of Economic Growth.Review:
Dhar's efforts in such a notoriously difficult genre are to be applauded. * Democratization * Dhar renders his early life and times with style and feeling. His account of India, his professional career and the people and events around him are well written, funny and insightful. * Democratization *
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Book Description Oxford University Press, 2000. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110195648994
Book Description Oxford University Press, 2000. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0195648994