Rajiv Gandhi: Son of a Dynasty

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Six years ago, Rajiv Gandhi found himself at the helm of a country of 800 m people. A former airline pilot, he had never been a cabinet minister and, indeed, had never aspired to follow in the footsteps of his grandfather, Jawarharlal Nehru, and his mother, Indira Gandhi.

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As a BBC commentator on India, Nugent demonstrates a superb grasp of the Indian political milieu in which Gandhi served as prime minister from 1984 to 1989. Completed prior to Gandhi's assassination ... Read full review


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