Manmohanomics: Journey to South Block: Life of an Indian Prime Minister (With Common Minimum Programme)
Garg, Vivek & Mishra, Ravish
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Book ID : 22701
ISBN-10 : 81-7049-211-4 / 8170492114
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Language : English
256p., Plts., Index, 23 cm.
CONTENTS:- Preface; 1. Crown of Thorns for the Dark Horse; 2. Humble Beginning in Gah, Pakistan; 3. Manmohan's Simple Private Lilfe; 4. A Karmayogi Par Excellence; 5. It is Sonia-Manmohan Combine; 6. What Makes Manmohan Singh Tick? 7. "Economist" with the Magic Wand; 8. Kashmir, Pakistan and the USA; 9. Manmohan's Foreign Policy: Evolutionary not Revolutionary; 10. Manmohan Singh's Vision for National Security; 11. Common Minimum Programme: Communists Mount Pressure; 12. Text of Common Minimum Programme of the Manmohan Singh-Coalition; 13. Manmohan Singh's Vision for Developed India; 14. Views from Kashmir: Kashmiris Wish to Remain with India; 15. What Pakistani Defence Forces Say; 16. What Pakistan's Media Says; 17. India-US Ties: Rhetoric won't Derail them; 18. Foreign Media Welcomes Dr. Manmohan Singh; 19. Plans and Views of the Prime Minister's New Team; 20. Profile of Dr. Manmohan Singh: Prime Minister of India; 21. Manmohan's three Trouble Shooters at South Block - TKA Nair, JN Dixit & MK Narayanan; 22. List of New Council of Ministers;
This book charts the career and persona of Dr. Manmohan Singh, since his humble beginning in the Gah Village, now in Pakistan, to his becoming the Prime Minister of India, the biggest democracy in the world. Singh is not the run-of-the-mill Indian politician. Rather, he is the average Indian at heart. The book dwells into many hitherto unknown facets of this most educated Prime Minister of India, who commands the respect and admiration of India at large. A strange quirk of circumstances that catapulted Dr. Manmohan Singh into the Prime Minister's Chair in May, 2004. It was as if destiny had this in store for him. Or, was it Dr. Singh's belief in the dictum contained in the Bhagwad Gita that an individual should do his duty without any consideration for the rewards? When Dr. Singh became Finance Minister under Prime Minister Narasimha Rao in 1991, no one could have dreamt that he would turn out to be the Czar of India's economic reforms. The Prime Ministership was similarly stunningly unexpected. Singh is considered a political light-weight, but an excellent economic administrator. It is his humility, utmost honesty, intellectual brilliance and overriding patriotism that have created cross-country support for him. Dr. Manmohan Singh wears a crown of thorns. It is to be seen what more destiny has in store for him and for the country. One thing, however, is for sure: the unfolding political drama being played out in India will bring many more twists and turns.