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  • Kashmir

  • The Vajpayee Years
  • Written by: A. S. Dulat, Aditya Sinha
  • Narrated by: Peter Abraham
  • Length: 12 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

Srinagar in the winter of 1989 was an eerie ghost town witnessing the beginnings of a war dance. The dam burst the night JKLF boys were freed in exchange for the release of Rubaiya Sayeed, daughter of then Union home minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed. As Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah had predicted, the government's caving in emboldened many Kashmiris into thinking that azaadi was possible. 'The price we will have to pay' were Farooq's prophetic words.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good informative book on Kashmir challenges !

  • By Sandeep on 06-01-19

Kashmir to a Indian

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-12-18


Kashmir and it's challenge shown my the TV media is so negative and frustrating to anybody outside Kashmir. This book let's you understand is internal challenges and options. The capturing of events and progress and missed opportunities are a great revelation. A must read for everyone who wants to understand the true effort by govt agencies to help Kashmir.

The book is an eye opener towards Pakistanis interference and it's motive.

Very well captured..

  • 1991

  • How P. V. Narasimha Rao Made History
  • Written by: Sanjaya Baru
  • Narrated by: Avinash Kumar Singh
  • Length: 5 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31

P. V. Narasimha Rao (or PV, as he was popularly known) has been widely praised for enabling the economic reforms that transformed the country in 1991. From the vantage point of his long personal and professional association with the former prime minister, best-selling author Sanjaya Baru shows how PV's impact on the nation's fortunes went way beyond the economy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Indian forgotten Economic Hero

  • By ABHILASH on 01-01-19

Liberation and the process

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-12-18

Even though PV's autobiography talks about a lot of topics covered in this book, what I really liked is the way the year 1991 is described and discussed in this book. This book also establishes the due credit PV deserves - oh boy what a statesman he is. This book draws a level about the linking and the nature of India towards a particular family - the adverse effect of such a belief on a country like India - the undemocratic approach followed by statesman and politicians to cloud the inefficiency of few people for their individual greatness. This book lives a lasting legacy of a great politician and a balancer - a true leader who is yet to get the credit he deserves.

Overall a must read for an Indian.

There are few topics which are repeated many times across the book - though they seem to be "in your face episodes" I guess the author needed them to make a point to drive the story...

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  • An Era of Darkness

  • The British Empire in India
  • Written by: Shashi Tharoor
  • Narrated by: Sagar Arya
  • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37

In this explosive book, best-selling author Shashi Tharoor reveals with acuity, impeccable research, and trademark wit, just how disastrous British rule was for India. Besides examining the many ways in which the colonizers exploited India, he demolishes the arguments of Western and Indian apologists for Empire on the supposed benefits of British rule.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dark history

  • By P Pramod on 10-12-18

Dark history

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-12-18

I felt like I have been cheated by my government by hiding the atrocities of the imperial English rule. Its such a shame that we as Indians are not even made aware about the clinical process adopted by the East India company / British government to decimate and discard our traditions and values. Even to this day, our education system is following the slavery model..

I feel, this book should be considered as a text book for Class VIII and above by retaining the sections where the author refers to the British rule alone... all references to the post Independence rule should be removed since they appear to be biased

I also don't appreciate the author when he points out a particular Indian Government when he refers to Hindus.

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