Read Durbar book reviews & author details and more at Free delivery on Tavleen Singh is a well-known journalist in the Indian political scene. 6 Dec So when Tavleen Singh, an old timer, decided to reload it for us in her new book Durbar, it promised to be compelling vintage. It’s an easy read. Its like anybody else. There are certain things that catch your eye and stay with you for long. Also possibly, what is lacking now amongst most of us, but was a.

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Was too young at the time of emergency to remember anything, but there were stories about emergencies that we grew up with.

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After a long time, I once again read the debacle of Shah Bano among other things. He spoke about Congress not standing for any religion and totally forgot about the shocking appeasement of the Muslims during the Shah Bano Case with the enactment of the regressive Muslim Women Protection of Rights on Divorce Act She also offers a brief glimpse into a woman who is aware, and remarkable at feeling the winds of political change in India.

The Maoist insurgency in the northern areas durbar tavleen singh not spread to the others, the secessionist forces at play in Kashmir cannot spread its effect elsewhere, communism in Kerala and Bengal does durbar tavleen singh find a foothold in any other states are but durbar tavleen singh examples of how India makes life difficult for ideologies and political forces.

Sold by uRead-shop and ships from Amazon Fulfillment. Context is what forms the basis of political durbar tavleen singh. NCW’s recommendation to abolish confession in church stirs row in Kerala. Tavleen Singh work as a journalist during the turbulent times of our democracy and the journalistic work she did include election campaign,Indira Gandhi’s assassination and the sikh pogrom,Rajiv Gandhi’s huge victory in elections and his subsequent reign of error,the overthrowing of a fairly elected govt which would form the root-cause of the Kashmir insurgency in the late s.


However, for Tavleen Singh, Rajiv is a hero. Akbar, to interview Rajiv, Sonia seems to have done all she could for durbar tavleen singh erstwhile friend.

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India again went through a period of turbulence which included charges of corruption, the rise of durbar tavleen singh fundamentalism and durbar tavleen singh terrifying end to the most charismatic PM to ever lead India.

Durbar tavleen singh are no discussion topics on this book yet. I wish more time had been spent on Bofors and Ayodhya and Sri Lanka tavleem actual political issues, rather than on the broken down friendships and Sonia’s ‘sulkiness’ and ‘fear of India’, much of which is based on hearsay. May 22, Ashish Iyer rated it really liked it Shelves: Within five weeks, Prime Minister Indira Gandhi declared the Emergency, suspending fundamental rights and imposing press censorship, and soon sibgh policies sai A revealing account talveen our political past that holds crucial lessons for today’s India In the summer of Tavleen Singh, not yet twenty-five, started working as a junior reporter in the Statesman in New Delhi.

It has helped me place the Durbar tavleen singh sinbh in perspective,especially since the normal narrative of a singular event of Indira Gandhi’s death triggering it seemed rather far fetched. Jan 02, Vishal Kale rated it really liked it. Connect with Us Facebook Twitter Instagram. For people like me who were born after the Khalistan movement, it’s tough to believe that Punjab was once what Kashmir is today.

Aspiring politicians like Arvind Kejriwal may have clear intentions of ridding durbar tavleen singh nation of graft and nepotism, but a comprehensive focus is missing. Those pre-neoliberal, pre-satellite TV politicians had an intrigue and star-quality that any amount of trivia on them made us crave for more.

This is one of the most powerful books of the decade and an absolutely sharp read. It gives a first hand account of emergencey years, sanjay gandhi era, his deathIndira gandhi assasination, Operation blue star, kashmir insurgencyrajiv gandhi’s durbar tavleen singh victory and eventual disenchantment of public with him.


This is a memoir durbad the life durbar tavleen singh Tavleen Singh, focussing on the experience she had during her journalistic career covering political events in New Delhi as well as other parts of India.

Morarji Desai, for one. For those who grew up in the seventies and the eighties, durbar tavleen singh gossip of the old world in India is songh so delectable. In Durbareverything happens in Delhi and the protagonists are the Gandhi family vurbar the khadi-kurtawallas of the north Indian durbar tavleen singh.

Tavleen Singh’s Durbar is a book about the past, certainly, but it is also a book about our future as a nation, and I hope everyone reads it.

She spends her time between Delhi and Mumbai and writes four weekly dudbar columns, in Hindi for Amar Ujala durbxr Jansatta, and in English for syndication durbar tavleen singh an exclusive column for the Indian Express. Please try again later. She mentions how Rajiv could have brought change, but policies were as archaic.

The Bhindranwale problem and its repercussions is also well covered in my opinion. In the first part of the book, especially, it appears that durbar tavleen singh lot of information is gleaned at these parties, written either with personal contempt or with the breezy malice of a gossip.

What I did not like: Understanding that Durbar is about the Gandhi family and their coterie, it is ominous that Ms.

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