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A chequered life

DNMUM392514 | 7/16/2017 | Author : Gargi Gupta | WC :490

Gargi Gupta talks to Sagarika Ghose, whose book on Indira Gandhi is the latest examination of India’s first woman prime minister’s life
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It’s been 33 years since she was assassinated, but the shadow of Indira Gandhi continues to loom over Indian politics. She retains a hold on public imagination as India’s first woman prime minister who got us our biggest military victory, and yet, she’s as often remembered for being the architect of the Emergency and Operation Blue Star. Journalist Sagarika Ghose’s recently published biography of India’s Iron Lady, on the centenary of her birth, tries to shed light on some of these paradoxes. Edited excerpts from an email interview:
There have been several biographies of Indira Gandhi already. How does your book differ from these?
My book is an assessment of Indira Gandhi, her life and legacy from today s standpo
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