Profiles of Indian Prime Ministers: Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru to Dr. Manmohan Singh
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Book ID : 22370
ISBN-10 : 81-7099-976-6 / 8170999766
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Language : English
xxxii, 448p., Tables, App., Index, 22 cm.
CONTENTS:- Prefatory Introduction; 1. Prime Minister in Parliament; 2. Prime Minister and his Team; 3. Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru; 4. Lal Bahadur Shastri; 5. Indira Gandhi; 6. Morarji Desai; 7. Chaudhary Charan Singh; 8. Rajiv Gandhi; 9. Vishwanath Pratap Singh; 10. Chandra Shekhar; 11. P.V. Narasimha Rao; 12. H.D. Deve Gowda; 13. Inder Kumar Gujral; 14. Atal Bihari Vajpayee; 15. Dr. Manmohan Singh;
When Dr. Manmohan Singh was sworn in as India's Prime Minister on May 22, 2004, he became the thirteenth person to assume this august office, following the fall of the government led by Atal Bihari Vajpayee after its debacle in the Lok Sabha election. Jawaharlal Nehru was the first Prime Minister of independent India. The first three decades were dominated by the Congress Party. Morarji Desai was the first non-Congress Prime Minister who assumed office in 1977. The Prime Ministers of India have come from different backgrounds. It would be a very interesting and instructive exercise to study the profiles of these Prime Ministers. The present author has done a good job of highlighting the contributions and achievements of the Prime Ministers in the systematic manner. Apart from the sketches of personalities of Prime Ministers, the author has also discussed important aspects of governance at the Centre. The two chapters 'Prime Minister and his Team' are very useful as they describe how the Prime Minister as the pivot of the Union Government functions in Parliament and outside and oversees the work of his Council of Ministers. The book is must for those interested in the system of governance in India.