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Chronicles Indira Gandhi's political career from her birth as daughter of independent India's first prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, the development of her political base, her tenure of office as prime minister and her ruthless exercising of power, to her assassination in 1984
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Grade 7 Up Currimbhoy analyzes Indira Gandhi's childhood and political upbringing with her father, Jawaharlal Nehru; her successes and failures as India's prime minister; her assassination and the prospects of her son Rajiv's succeeding rule. Currimbhoy portrays Gandhi as both charismatic and controversial. She emphasizes her pragmatic rather than idealistic approach to the challenges she faced. Insights into Gandhi's personality, her lonely childhood and her indifference to her oldest son's political excesses add interest to the text. Despite the readability of this biography, readers unfamiliar with the complexities of Indian culture and history may have difficulty understanding Gandhi's turbulent relationship with the Indian nation. Nonetheless, Currimbhoy's balanced account provides a useful, current perspective on the life and career of Indira Gandhi. Gerry Larson, Chewning Junior High School, Durham, N.C.
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Book Description Franklin Watts, 1985. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0531100642