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Narendra Modi: The Man, The TimesNarendra Modi: The Man, The Times by Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

A journalist by profession, the author has stitched together a book on the most “hated”, “maligned” man today in India.

The key take away from the book is nothing different from what many perceive him to be autocratic, authoritative, manipulative, ambitious, hard working and many others. The only word that seems to be missing is megalomaniac. For all the negative adjectives heaped on him Modi seems to shrug off this tag.

The book kind of presents the rise and rise of Mr. Modi. The book has been written before Mr. Modi took over as the Prime Minister and hence it stops at saying that Mr. Modi is aiming to be the Prime Minister of India soon.

The book is decently balanced and is not completely biased although the admirers of Mr. Modi will tend to say that it does not highlight as much of his achievements as it does of his negatives.

A decent read to try and understand the most “hated”/”maligned” man in India today.

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