Ghulam Nabi Azad, a former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir and Union Minister, has written an honest and forthright autobiography, which will be launched in New Delhi on April 5. Titled ‘Azaad’, the book chronicles Azad’s political journey and provides insights into the significant political changes that India has undergone over the past five decades. Published by Rupa Publications India, ‘Azaad’ is a candid account of Azad’s life and career, including his interactions with influential leaders in India and around the world.
The essence of the book:
In his autobiography “Azaad”, Ghulam Nabi Azad presents a fascinating account of his interactions with various political leaders, including members of the Gandhi family, former Prime Ministers like Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi, and P V Narasimha Rao, as well as present Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Azad also shares his views on the challenges of leadership and the consequences of bringing fresh ideas into the political landscape. He doesn’t shy away from discussing controversial topics, such as his mediation efforts in the conflict between Rahul Gandhi and Himanta Biswa Sarma, and the political games played by politicians like N D Tiwari and Mufti Mohammad Sayeed. The book, published by Rupa Publications India, offers a personal perspective of working in government and opposition.
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