Indira: The Life of Indira Nehru Gandhi is the definitive and the first non-partisan biography of Indira Gandhi, one of the most formidable political figures of the twentieth century.
Summary of the Book
Indira Gandhi was voted the Woman of the Millennium in a BBC poll in 2000. Indira’s entire life was influenced by Indian politics – since her birth in 1917, through the Partition and up to 1984, the year she was assassinated. And once she became the Prime Minister of India, she became one of the most powerful and important women in the world. This biography of Indira is the first to be written by a western woman. The book focuses on Indira’s life as a female leader of one of the most complex and politicised cultures in the world.
About Katherine Frank
Katherine Frank is a famous American biographer and author. She has also authored the widely commended biography of Lucie Duff Gordon. She currently lives in England.
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