Sonia Gandhi'sstory 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-classItalian family, Sonia met and fell in love with Rajiv Gandhi, son offuture Indian prime ministerIndira Gandhi and grandson of Jawaharlal Nehru, while studying English inCambridge. 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 rulingover 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.Inthe first mainstream biography of thisinspirationalfigure,the author'scompelling narrative retraces the path of the brave and beautiful Sonia Gandhi, examining what her lifeand legacy mean for India.
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 468 g
Dimensions: 243 x 165 x 25 mm
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