The Insider



➽ [Reading] ➿ The Insider By P.V. Narasimha Rao ➲ – E17streets4all.co.uk Published in the year , The Insider is a fictional novel that provides the readers with insights into the way politics works in India, through the eyes of former Prime Minister, P V Narasimha RaoSumma Published in the year , The Insider is a fictional novel that provides the readers with insights into the way politics works in India, through the eyes of former Prime Minister, P V Narasimha RaoSummary Of The BookThe Insider provides the readers with a great deal of insight into the often shocking, and heart rending truth about the political scenario in India In this book, Rao has incorporated several personal experiences in the political arena The plot revolves around a young man named Anand, who gives up his career to bring about political reform This story is set in a fictional state, called Afrozabad, which is based on HyderabadAnand begins his political career by opposing the oppressing rule in Afrozabad When Anand achieves success in his political party, he s placed in a spot where he needs to choose between Chief Minister Mahendranath, and his rival, Chaudhary In time to come, Chaudhary becomes the Chief Minister, and Anand is made a minister under him During his time as a Minister, Anand carries on an affair with Aruna, a legislator After the two break up, Anand moves to Delhi after the political reins are handed down to Indira GandhiUnder the governance of Gandhi, Chaudhary is replaced by Anand, who becomes the Chief Minister of Afrozabad After trying to pass a bill that was the reason for Chaudhary s dismissal, he is then made to deal with party work under Indira Gandhi The Insider covers a number of key events in Indian politics, which include Indira Gandhi s rise to power, her second coming, her assassination, and Rajiv Gandhi s premiership Towards the end, Anand chooses to retire from his political career, and is then requested to become the Prime Minister of India The Insider tells the readers how Indian politics works, and the fact that genuine intentions are also present, despite corruption.The Insider

Pamulaparti Venkata Narasimha Rao June December was an Indian lawyer and politician who served as the tenth Prime Minister of India His ascendancy to the prime ministership was politically significant in that he was the first holder of this office from non Hindi speaking south India He led an important administration, overseeing a major economic transformation and several home incidents affecting national security of India Rao who held the Industries portfolio was personally responsible for the dismantling of the Licence Raj as this came under the purview of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry He is often referred to as the Father of Indian Economic Reforms Future prime ministers Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Manmohan Singh continued the economic reform policies pioneered by Rao s government Rao accelerated the dismantling of the License Raj, reversing the socialist policies of Rajiv Gandhi s government He employed Dr Manmohan Singh as his Finance Minister to embark on historic economic transition With Rao s mandate, Dr Manmohan Singh launched India s globalisation angle of the reforms that implemented the International Monetary Fund IMF policies to rescue the almost bankrupt nation from economic collapse Rao was also referred to as Chanakya for his ability to steer tough economic and political legislation through the parliament at a time when he headed a minority government.

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    If you re looking for a CBR and CBZ reader insight into the often shocking, and heart rending truth about the political scenario in India In this book, Rao has incorporated several personal experiences in the political arena The plot revolves around a young man named Anand, who gives up his career to bring about political reform This story is set in a fictional state, called Afrozabad, which is based on HyderabadAnand begins his political career by opposing the oppressing rule in Afrozabad When Anand achieves success in his political party, he s placed in a spot where he needs to choose between Chief Minister Mahendranath, and his rival, Chaudhary In time to come, Chaudhary becomes the Chief Minister, and Anand is made a minister under him During his time as a Minister, Anand carries on an affair with Aruna, a legislator After the two break up, Anand moves to Delhi after the political reins are handed down to Indira GandhiUnder the governance of Gandhi, Chaudhary is replaced by Anand, who becomes the Chief Minister of Afrozabad After trying to pass a bill that was the reason for Chaudhary s dismissal, he is then made to deal with party work under Indira Gandhi The Insider covers a number of key events in Indian politics, which include Indira Gandhi s rise to power, her second coming, her assassination, and Rajiv Gandhi s premiership Towards the end, Anand chooses to retire from his political career, and is then requested to become the Prime Minister of India The Insider tells the readers how Indian politics works, and the fact that genuine intentions are also present, despite corruption."/>
  • Paperback
  • The Insider
  • P.V. Narasimha Rao
  • English
  • 28 September 2019

10 thoughts on “The Insider

  1. says:

    power corrupts absolute power corrupts absolutely.the insider is a story of corrupted political system but it is not pessimistic ,instead gives us a hope hope for a better world.

  2. says:

    Very inspiring story of one of the historical leaders of india Anand gave a nice narrative of ground realities of Indian politics, and how some people can go any length for power and dirty games they play for their benefits At the same time, honest people like Anand have to fight so hard to overcome the challenges put forth by his enemies in political field He also talks about transformation of india post independence and the challenges the country faced.

  3. says:

    A masterpiece by the master politician.The books covers the politician landscape of Indian Central Government and Andhra Pradesh from before Independence to 1980 Te book will tell you about what everyone thought but no the leader who made the decision thought So crafty is Rao that he book will tell you all happenings around Indira Gandhi, without telling us about why she took the decision she took The book exposes to some extent the depth of hypocrisies in Indian Politics Some suggest the de A masterpiece by the master politician.The books covers the politician landscape of Indian Central Government and Andhra Pradesh from before Independence to 1980 Te book will tell you about what everyone thought but no the leader who made the decision thought So crafty is Rao that he book will tell you all happenings around Indira Gandhi, without telling us about why she took the decision she took The book exposes to some extent the depth of hypocrisies in Indian Politics Some suggest the depth of malaise is slightly exaggerated, which might be true.But in the end, it changes your perspective about politics

  4. says:

    I could eulogize him for hours, for he has written in such a simple language.The twists and turns of Human nature, the power politics How can one person stand on his ideology, when every one is against him.a thoughful leader.

  5. says:

    This book is a riveting account of Indian political landscape by an insider.

  6. says:

    In 2013, a one time US academic who also happened to be the son of a RAW biggie, took charge as governor of the RBI He did so at a time when the rupee was in freefall and the current account deficit was burgeoning even as inflation too refused to be tamed His tenure saw a marked improvement on all three parameters so much so that India almost returned a current account surplus last month debating the merits and demerits of THAT is beyond the scope of this review Not satisfied with this, tho In 2013, a one time US academic who also happened to be the son of a RAW biggie, took charge as governor of the RBI He did so at a time when the rupee was in freefall and the current account deficit was burgeoning even as inflation too refused to be tamed His tenure saw a marked improvement on all three parameters so much so that India almost returned a current account surplus last month debating the merits and demerits of THAT is beyond the scope of this review Not satisfied with this, though, he set about creating a market economy style financial structure in India No.1 hurdle to this was the domination of credit by public sector banks, which in turn were sitting on huge piles of never to be repaid loans, mostly owed by large and supposedly successful corporates He fought the good fight but had evidently picked the wrong one and a campaign was launched to present him as too outspoken for India s good of all the possible crimes , as a US spy, as too impractical, so on and so forth until he, without saying so in as many words, had basically had enough and returned to the US after a 3 year term, uncharacteristically short for an RBI governor Why this lengthy preface to a review on an autobiographical novel penned by former Prime Minister the late P V Narasimha Rao You shall see why when you read the book Without spoiling it for you and in any case I believe the book will appealto people who have read up on Rao s background let me just say that the book brings out the problems involved in crusading against the system in India The system may have taken the form of landlords in an earlier agri dominated era today it takes the form of industrialists But a somewhat feudalistic and elitist system some may argue that somewhat is an understatement , nevertheless Then as now, an all powerful Prime Minister who promised radical change and a clean break with the status quo developed cold feet and sacrificed his her strongest ally in the fight he she had promised to fight This in my view is the essence of The Insider It is NOT about liberalisation, be warned Which does not make it any less interesting And Rao s wonderful style, his dry wit bringing LeCarre to mind at times, makes this gargantuan 800 pager a breezy read A question that troubled me throughout the book and still haunts me is what happened overnight to the freedom fighters many of whom populated governments at the Centre as well as States at the time due to which they lost sight of the nation building project that a few like Nehru were very much focused on I understand the onset of cynicism among subsequent generations but the book does not, to my mind, explain the reasons behind the metamorphosis of those fervent patriots who valiantly fought for our independence Or perhaps it does and I need to read it onetime to locate the answer As you can see, this is not a criticism of the book but an indication of the depth of the issues it raises It does not matter whether Rao was right about what all he wrote in this epic or whether he was entirely biased and intent on decorating himself What matters is the questions he raised therein remain pertinent and unresolved in a country that moans for change but is generally quick to bury the lone crusader who dares to be the change With the exception of Gandhi but hey we shot him dead too

  7. says:

    Reading the economic reforms and Indian political economic history, had a fairly rough idea of the force behind these, PV This semi autobiographical account brings forth many incidents from the time of independence, Nehru s strong hold on the nation, internal congress conflicts to Indira s struggle, rise and fall, the emergence of Indian foreign policy, the state and central policies, Afrozabad being the protogonist s home state, his own humble beginnings along with the greatest events that det Reading the economic reforms and Indian political economic history, had a fairly rough idea of the force behind these, PV This semi autobiographical account brings forth many incidents from the time of independence, Nehru s strong hold on the nation, internal congress conflicts to Indira s struggle, rise and fall, the emergence of Indian foreign policy, the state and central policies, Afrozabad being the protogonist s home state, his own humble beginnings along with the greatest events that determined the course of our nation An extremely engaging and thought provoking read for the politically historically inclined

  8. says:

    a great book that reveals the nature of Indian Politics A good way to learn Indian Political history too This version of history may not be accurate but as someone said history is his story A really good book that helps the reader in understanding the Raj rule, the independence and the hoard of problems the country faced after independence.

  9. says:

    Fiction on a freedom fighter and young politicean during indipendance

  10. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Good

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