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  • The Making and Unmaking of Manmohan Singh
  • Written by: Sanjaya Baru
  • Narrated by: Suyash Mohan
  • Length: 13 hrs
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (84 ratings)

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Written by: Sanjaya Baru
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Publisher's Summary

When The Accidental Prime Minister was published in 2014, it created a storm and became the publishing sensation of the year. The Prime Minister’s Office called the book a work of "fiction", the press hailed it as a revelatory account of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s first term in UPA.

Written by Singh’s media adviser and trusted aide, the book describes Singh’s often troubled relations with his ministers, his cautious equation with Sonia Gandhi, and how he handled the big crises from managing the left to pushing through the nuclear deal. Insightful, acute, and packed with political anecdotes, The Accidental Prime Minister is one of the great insider accounts of Indian political life.

©2014, 2015 Sanjaya Baru (P)2019 Random House Audio

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Respect to Dr Singh

This book will make people understand that he was right person in wrong party. He deserves more respect then what we are giving to him

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Accidental...

This book gives a view how an economic professional run the PMO managing the coaliation government and the country.

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An outsider perspective of insider view

it's interesting to see how the author has captured a balanced view of someone to whom he worked for without being too attached nor becoming critical of every move.
it was an excellent compilation to address the curiosity of a common man far from government functioning.

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Disappointed book

Instead of a memoir it seems to elevate a Media Consultant to government to a level of Confidant of the PM. Cant stomach it. The way it is put up harm the Manmohan legacy.

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GOOD BOOK

It gives understanding the hardship of PM without support & his support to nation intrest

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gives insight into inside PMO

Rare book on contemporary PM and very lucidly explained restrictions placed on PM duly his tenure by remote power and coalition govt

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Really a good account of those time

After reading it one would respect Dr Manmohan Singh more. My interest developed after watching the movie

The movie lacked a lot of things and didn't gave justice to the book

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Informative

Informative , clearly explains the events which led to failure of UPA 2. Clears some of the doubts I had .

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boring

I did not enjoyed the book as it was not interesting for me. it was boring

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Excellent Book and worth reading that many Hours.

My respect for Dr Singh will be high after reading this. It is INC who is at loss and could not use such a wonderful persons caliber. Great loss to the country.

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  • Naveen Ratnani
  • 02-10-20

well written.must read for every Indian

great book to understand relationship between congress and pm manmohan singh and Indian political landscape.Also touches on relationships with world powers