Puffin Lives: Indira Gandhi, Child of Politics


Author: Sreelata Menon

9780143332237 | PB | pp. 144 | 2013 | Puffin Books

This is the compelling story of Indira Gandhi, the first woman prime minister of India. Told with easy to read, lucid prose, this is a wonderful introduction for children to this great woman.

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A loving daughter, a caring mother, an affectionate grandmother a confident globetrotter and finally prime minister, Indira slipped into each role with ease.

The story of India s first woman prime minister is no ordinary story. It is the story of a girl for whom sacrifice and loss came early. For whom growing up meant seeing her father drift in and out of jail and a mother in and out of hospital. Wearing khadi and organizing her own band of troops. Combating loneliness and giving up the things she loved for a bigger cause.

With the freedom struggle playing out in the background Indira Gandhi s life was inextricably linked to the politics and destiny of her country. In this compelling biography, Sreelata Menon vividly recreates the life and times of a young girl who goes on to become one of the most powerful and charismatic leaders of the world. Filled with little-known facts about Indira Gandhi s life, this book is a fascinating read that brings to light the different facets of her personality.


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About the Author

The author is a history buff who especially enjoys introducing children to the lives and times of great personalities. Author of Freelance Writing for the Newbie Writer, this is her second biography after Guru Nanak: The Enlightened Master in the Puffin Lives series.


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