Indira: The Life of Indira Nehru Gandhi

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HarperCollins, 2001 - Gandhi - 567 pages
Indira Gandhi's life, from her birth in 1917 through partition and up to her assassination in 1984, was dominated by the politics of her country. Always directly involved in India's turbulent 20th-century history, once she accepted the mantle of power, she became one of the world's most powerful and significant women. This biography focuses on Gandhi's role as a female leader of men in one of the most chauvinistic, complex and politicized cultures in the world.

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This isn’t a scintillating book, but I came away with a clearer sense of this particular era in Indian history. The most interesting part of the book is Indira’s youth, and there are two reasons for ... Read full review

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User Review  - astrologerjenny - LibraryThing

This isn’t a scintillating book, but I came away with a clearer sense of this particular era in Indian history. The most interesting part of the book is Indira’s youth, and there are two reasons for ... Read full review

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About the author (2001)

Katherine Frank's most recent biography, "A Passage to Egypt: The Life of Lucie Duff Gordon", earned a rave front-page review in the "New York Times Book Review". Frank is also the author of "A Voyager Out", a life of Mary Kingsley, & "A Chainless Soul", a life of Emily Bronte, which was hailed by New York Daily News. Her work on "Indira" involved six years of extensive travel & research.

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