SRINAGAR: The book “Azaad,” authored by Ghulam Nabi Azad and published by Rupa Publications India, offers a personal account of his political journey, tracing the remarkable evolution of India’s political landscape over the past five decades. Through candid reflections on his life and career alongside some of India’s and the world’s most influential leaders, Azad captures the essence of the great Indian story. The book is set to launch on April 5.
He through ‘Azaad’ offers a captivating account of his relationship with the members of Gandhi Parivar-former Prime Ministers Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi, Sanjay, Maneka, Sonia Gandhi, and her children, Rahul and Priyanka.
‘Azaad’ is Ghulam Nabi Azad’s own insightful, intimate, and utterly entertaining journey in his own words.
“From devising a strategy with Indira Gandhi to bring Rajiv into politics and convincing Sonia to become the party chief to Azad’s mediation efforts in the tussle between Rahul Gandhi and Himanta Biswa Sarma-he explores the challenges of leadership and the consequences of daring to bring fresh thinking into the political landscape”.
‘Azaad’ offers a personal perspective of working in government and Opposition as Azad does not pull his punches, offering his unvarnished opinions on leading politicians from across the political divide from his confrontation and comradeship with former Prime Minister P V Narasimha Rao and Sitaram Kesri, political tricks played by N D Tiwari, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed to his equation with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.”
According to Vasundhara Raj Baigra, Director of Marketing, and Publications, Rupa Publications India, this is a book that belongs on the reading list of every political aficionado. (KNS)