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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