Ahmedabad, India, December 01, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- Sanjay Gandhi is considered to be one of the most controversial political man in the Indian history. He is the younger son of India's first woman prime minister Mrs. Indira Gandhi and Feroze Gandhi. Vinod Mehta in his book The Sanjay Story: From Anand Bhavan to Amethi attempts to look into the life of this politician assessing his achievements & failures and the impact of his decisions on the newly independent India.
The story starts the narration of his life in Anand Bhavan, the palatial mansion of Nehru-Gandhi in Allahabad. The book also brings forth the facts of Feroze Gandhi's relationship with Indira Gandhi and Kamala Nehru. These narrations throw light upon the background in which Sanjay's volatile personality was evolved. His passion for cars resulted into the foundation of Maruti Udhyog, which has now become the no.1 auto-mobile company in India.
Vinod Mehta sieves the facts from the rumors in this biographical book. He gets to the basis on which Sanjay Gandhi emerged as a dramatic and controversial politician during the Emergency period of India. The book deals with his association to the youth congress and the sterilization campaign that he initiated in the name of family planning. The story brings out in details Sanjay's motives behind taking such life changing decisions of not only his life but also India's future. His sterilization campaign was perhaps his attempt to become immortal in the history of Indian politics which he did succeed to an extent.
Thus, this book shows the rise and the downfall of Sanjay Gandhi. It also attempts to know how a nation of more than 600 million people gave in to the whims and fancies of a then Prime Minister's son. The story is not simply based on the life of Sanjay Gandhi alone but it also shows the life of India and its political scenario during most dark period in Indian history: the emergency period.
Read this book to know more about post independent India. This book is now available for pre-order at one of the most popular and leading e-commerce website infibeam.com.
About the Author:
Vinod Mehta is one of the most popular Indian journalists who began his career in editing with Debonair. He is also a founder and editor of several magazines published in India such as The Sunday Observer, the Delhi edition of Pioneer. He was also an editor-in-chief of the popular magazine Outlook. Apart from journalism he has written plenty of books especially hovering around the Indian politics including books such as Mr.Editor, How Close Are You to PM? And The Sanjay Story: from Anand Bhavan to Amethi. He has also written the biography of the famous Bollywood actress, Meena Kumar, who is considered the queen of melodrama of Indian cinema.