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For those who closely follow recent Indian politics, this book is important - as much for what it says as it is for what it doesn't say

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Aditi Phadnis
Azaad: An Autobiography
Author: Ghulam Nabi Azad
Publisher: Rupa
Pages: 309
Price: Rs 795

Ghulam Nabi Azad’s biography makes you wonder if the version of the life described by him would have been different had he not, on that fateful day in 2022, left the Congress and launched his own regional party.

If he had still been in the Congress, would he still have believed that “that a person belonging to a minority religion could not head the organisation”? “Even my friends and colleagues in the party would tell me that I would have been the best person to head the organisation had I not been

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First Published: Apr 25 2023 | 10:25 PM IST

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