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The Accidental Prime Minister

The Making and Unmaking of Manmohan Singh
Written by: Sanjaya Baru
Narrated by: Suyash Mohan
Length: 13 hrs
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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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Good Lesson

Used to think that UPA-1 had more connect with the lay-people than the UPA-2. I was proven to be wrong that it was yet another government seeking approval from the "elites" and the "neutral journalists" and more importantly, Sonia Gandhi.

Sanjaya Baru had succeeded in making me believe in the former, as PM's press secretary and in the latter as an author. I'm not disappointed.

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Nice book to listen

I liked the book. I wanted the audio version since it was released. I got it. Thanks.

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Well balanced content with good narration

The book is good in terms of its content with a balanced approach taking into account the person and position of the Prime Minister. The objectivity is well defined and keeps the book at a good tempo - though the chronology is not in order and can make time track a strugge.

The narration is brilliant with good delivery, pauses and modulation.

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An eye opener to the inner functioning of govt

Loved the book and the narrative. An eye opener to the struggles of a PM