When was the My Years with Rajiv and Sonia written?

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Anonymous User asked 27-Aug-2018 in Books & Novels by Anonymous User

When was the My Years with Rajiv and Sonia written?

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Harshal Vispute answered 03-Dec-2021 by Harshal Vispute
An insider's authoritative, interesting, and entertaining account reveals undiscovered elements of two of India's prominent people while also portraying recent events as they transpired.

Rajiv Gandhi was a hesitant politician who entered the political arena. When Rajiv Gandhi (who had replaced Indira Gandhi, his mother, as Prime Minister following her assassination) invited him to take over as Union Home Secretary in January 1985, the author came to know him.

In that position, the author collaborated closely with Rajiv Gandhi, who faced a number of critical challenges, including terrorism and the separatist movement in Punjab, as well as a simmering insurgency in Mizoram.

Pradhan acted as a close assistant to Rajiv Gandhi during his last election campaign in April-May 1991, after quitting as home secretary. The author discusses his crucial involvement in P.V. Narasimha Rao's elevation as Prime Minister in late June 1991, following Rajiv Gandhi's violent killing (on May 21, 1991). Pradhan has a reasonable question about whether the assassination might have been avoided based on certain data.

The author was linked with Sonia Gandhi and her career in the late 1990s and subsequently. In the early years of her political career, he was a huge help to her. He was also on her side when, as the new Congress president in 1999, she was confronted with an open revolt by a group of shrewd, hardline, and ambitious senior MPs. He examines how Sonia Gandhi has grown into a strong force to be reckoned with over the years.

R.D. Pradhan offers recollections, experiences, and situations that shed light on major events and prominent political figures like Pranab Mukherjee, Dr. Manmohan Singh, Sharad Pawar, Arjun Singh, and Arun Nehru in this autobiographical narrative.

Hay House India is the book's publisher, and the book's release date is January 1, 2015.