An Extraordinary Life: A Biography of Manohar Parrikar


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Authors: Sadguru Patil and Mayabhushan Nagvenkar

9780670093540 | HB | pp. 256 | 2020 | Penguin India

An Extraordinary Life: A Biography of Manohar Parrikar chronicles the life and times of bureaucrat-turned-politician Manohar Parrikar, who served as the defence minister of India and chief minister of Goa.

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Manohar Parrikar was among the few from Goa who made it to the national level. He held the defence portfolio in the Narendra Modi government from 2014 till 2017 before returning Goa, to take over the chief minister’s post, a post he previously held on two occasions. An Extraordinary Life: A Biography of Manohar Parrikar chronicles the life and times of this bureaucrat-turned-politician.

This biography, by veteran journalists Sadguru Patil and Mayabhushan Nagvenkar, claims to be a “nuanced and sensitive narration”, and an “insightful and captivating read, complete with the informed voices of his relatives, friends, foes, bureaucrats and IIT contemporaries”. It is a well-researched look at the long and chequered career of Mr. Parrikar, an RSS volunteer who went on to become the Defence Minister of India.


Sadguru Patil and Mayabhushan Nagvenkar







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About the Author

Jairam Ramesh, a Rajya Sabha MP, was Union minister between 2006 and 2014, holding several key portfolios including environment and forests. He is the author of several well-known books including Indira Gandhi: A Life in Nature and Intertwined Lives: P.N. Haksar and Indira Gandhi.


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