Mandate: Will of the People By Vir Sanghvi (A Quick Review)

Pmandateolitics is something that very much piqued the interest of the common people. This intricate game which doesn’t follow a set of rules is sure to have a lot of clandestine incidents and affairs in store- most of the times we think in this way. Vir Sanghvi’s ‘Mandate: Will of the People’ is an ideal read for those who want to have a take on India’s recent political history without spending much time.

The book unveils many a thing that are unknown to even politically conscious people. The nuts and bolts of politics from 1971 to 2014 have been presented almost in the form a fiction and, one would find it no less intriguing than any thriller

The book has catered me with trivia that have really given me a jolt. That Indira Gandhi, the iron woman of India, was not been able to read her first speech properly, was really a news to me! She was even given the name “Gungi Gudiya” (dumb doll) by veteran leader Ram Manohar Lohia.

The effects of emergency, the riot that followed Indira Gandhi’s assassination, Rajiv era, why Shankar Dayal Sharma refused to adorn the chair of the PM, BJP’s Ram janambhumi issue- almost each and every stand-alone incident of Indian politics, having a significant role in framing the future of the country during the last forty years, have been discussed here.

A concise, unbiased, narration, along with a lucid, simple yet effective language, have definitely made the book a must-read for political enthusiasts.

15 responses to “Mandate: Will of the People By Vir Sanghvi (A Quick Review)

  1. Those aspects are new to me as well…maybe because i hate politics, so never bothered much about reading anything remotely also.
    But should be a good read for many of us.

  2. The Game of Thrones … in Indian politics. Looks like a lot of nepotism compiled in a book😛

    Good one by Vir Sanghvi. I knew about him just yesterday through an IB join the team contest and today you are writing about him again.🙂

  3. I had heard about the name given to Mrs Gandhi. This was just after she entered politics and would accompany her father on tours. Nonetheless, politics is more layered and complex than Hindi movies and I am sure the book that presents such information would make an interesting read,

  4. I’m not to up on Indian politics so will have to add this one to the list. I like understanding a country through it’s leaders, what it strives to create and of course all the cover ups and dodgy goings on are always interesting.

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