Atal Bihari Vajpayee Twenty-One Poems

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Twenty-One Poems

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This selection of 21 poems by Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee highlights the concerns and the convictions, the sensitivity and the determination of the leader of a nation of over a billion people. In addition to clear and forceful verses on the evils of violence, the perils of self-serving attitudes and the supreme importance of love for the nation and our fellow human beings, the collection also contains moving and very personal poems written at moments of crisis.

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Atal Behari Vajpayee is currently the Prime Minister of India. The English translations, by the best-selling author Pavan Varma, retain the simplicity and immediacy of the Hindi originals, which appear alongside the translations in this bilingual edition.

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Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Hindi

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