Bangalore, India, November 26, 2014: Amazon.in announces pre-orders of “The Dramatic Decade: The Indira Gandhi Years”, authored by Shri. Pranab Mukherjee, exclusively on its India marketplace www.amazon.in. The book chronicles the history of India from the perspective of a parliamentarian and statesman who has been in the thick of things in the political arena of that decade. This is the first volume of a three part series. Priced at Rs. 575, Amazon.in is making the book available for customers at a launch discount of 25%.
The book, published by Rupa Publications, speaks of the era when India was growing up to the actual meaning of democracy and the political scenario was very dynamic, with the freedom struggle of East Pakistan and the formation of Bangladesh, followed by the emergency years. This was a very sensitive era for the Indian politics, and this was also the time when the concept of coalition was born and came to the forefront of the political scenario. As one of the keenest observers of and participants in this dramatic decade, Shri. Pranab Mukherjee’s insights in “The Dramatic Decade: The Indira Gandhi Years” have been drawn from personal experiences and notes, interactions with the key political players of the 1970s, and vital secondary literature. The final product is an insightful look at the intricate political structure that India is all about.
Shri Pranab Mukherjee, the current President of India, and the author of this book, is a seasoned politician and has also served at different times as Foreign, Defence, Commerce and Finance Minister, as well as Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission. His intellectual and political prowess has been universally admired and his role as a consensus builder when the country has faced the most difficult of political times is widely acclaimed.
The book will debut exclusively on Amazon.in and will be available for delivery from 11 , December 2014 onwards. It will be exclusive on the Amazon.in platform till 31 December, 2014.