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Narasimha Rao, a raconteur's view

Sanjaya Baru's account of the people and action behind the 1991 economic policy reform is fascinating, even when it veers towards being biased

Laveesh Bhandari 

1991: How P V Narasimha Rao Made History Author: Sanjaya Baru Publisher: Aleph Pages: 224 Price: Rs 499 Sanjay Baru is almost the ultimate insider-raconteur. He knows people across the political spectrum, appears to be quite close to more than one leader and does not shy away from the occasional kiss-and-tell. But somehow, he seems to have taken a dislike for the "family" and a few other people, and that shows up loud and clear. This is not good for an insider, and that is why I believe he is "almost" a raconteur. Now that we know that Manmohan Singh was the ...

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First Published: Sat, October 15 2016. 00:28 IST
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