Sonia Gandhi

Sonia Gandhi

An Extraordinary Life, An Indian Destiny

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McMillan Palgrave

Sonia Gandhi's story represents the greatest transformational journey made by any world leader in the last four decades. Circumstance and tragedy, rather than ambition, paved her path to power. Born into a traditional, middle-class Italian family, Sonia met and fell in love with Rajiv Gandhi, son of future Indian prime minister Indira Gandhi and grandson of Jawaharlal Nehru, while studying English in Cambridge. Cruelly tested by the assassinations of her mother-in-law and of her husband, Sonia grew into a strong, authoritative but always private figure, now president of a coalition ruling over a billion people in the world's largest democracy. Through exclusive interviews with members of Sonia's party, political opponents and family friends, Rani Singh casts new light on Sonia. In the first mainstream biography of this inspirational figure, the author's compelling narrative retraces the path of the brave and beautiful Sonia Gandhi, examining what her life and legacy mean for India.

Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780230104419
Branch Call Number: Biography G1512s
Characteristics: xiv, 268 p. : ill. ; 25 cm


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anubishnoi Jun 26, 2016

This is a well written book as far as style of writing is concerned. But that is the only good thing, I can say about this book.

When it comes to the subject matter, it is a different issue. In summary, you can say this is a book about Sonia Gandhi as seen from the eyes of Sonia Gandhi. It did not cover any scams. It covered Bofor issue in less than paragraph.

SUMMARY.... Waste of time

Mar 01, 2014

Excellent book,


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