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From Partition to Operation Bluestar - Tales of a Journalist, Bureaucrat, Spy

From Partition to Operation Bluestar - Tales of a Journalist, Bureaucrat, Spy

Som Nath Dhar

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An engrossing, personal view of the public events that have shaped Indias recent history From Partition to Operation Bluestar provides an engrossing, personal view of the public events that have shaped Indias recent history, written by a man who had a ringside view of these. As we follow Som Nath Dhars career in journalism, government and the world of covert intelligence, the book transports us from pre-Partition Punjab to Delhi and Kashmir, with side trips to East Africa and Europe. Dhar writes in a compelling, journalistic style about the turbulence of Partition; the heady experience of working closely with Indias first prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru; the dramatic events leading up to the 1947 invasion and accession of Kashmir; and later developments such as Indira Gandhis accession to power, her fall from grace and eventual return to power, and much else. Full of charming a...