ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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A Man for All Seasons

Half Lion: How P V Narasimha Rao Transformed India by Vinay Sitapati; Delhi: Penguin Viking, 2016; pp 392, 699 (hardcover).

Vinay Sitapati’s scintillating and thoughtful book on Pamulaparti Venkata Narasimha Rao brings to life the story of one of the most interesting and little understood characters of modern India. Sitapati traces P V Narasimha Rao’s life from his roots in rural Telangana, his forced relocation to Nagpur and Pune (then Poona), his long link with Nehruvian socialism and his ascendancy to the most difficult political office in the world.

Sitapati’s access to the personal papers of Narasimha Rao provides him the data to reflect on the many forces that pushed, pulled and prodded this complex man.

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Updated On : 28th Jun, 2021
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