This is a portrait of Rajiv Gandhi by the person who knew him best: his wife Sonia. It is in four parts: in the first, Sonia Gandhi reveals Rajiv through recollections and reflections; in the last, Rajiv discloses the essence of himself in a gallery of his own photographs. The biographical narrative in between progresses through pictures and extended captions, interweaving Rajiv's personal history with the milieu in which it unfolded. The text is written in the first person, wherever the author was present as a participant or a witness, but the voices of the protagonists are also heard in letters, speeches or interviews. The intimate world of Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi has been in the public domain through their published correspondence covering the period of India's struggle for independence. Since then, members of India's most prominent political family have been the subject of much discourse but have rarely spoken for themselves. In this book, Sonia Gandhi shares significant moments in the lives of the family and, with her perceptions and insights, illuminates Rajiv's inner universe of thought and feeling. Unpublished letters and photographs from her personal archives contribute to a textured portrait of characters and times in this story of conflicting identity and destiny.
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Book Description South Asia Books, 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 670846074
Book Description South Asia Books, 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110670846074
Book Description South Asia Books, 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0670846074