ISBN 9780143424987,2014: The Election That Changed India

2014: The Election That Changed India



Penguin India Publication

Publication Year 2015

ISBN 9780143424987

ISBN-10 014342498X


Number of Pages 400 Pages
Language (English)


With a new prologue ‘Splendid … anyone who wants to understand Indian politics or think they do should read it’— Indian Express
‘Delightfully written … he has a sharp eye for details, especially the actions of political leaders’— India Today ‘Holds you to your seat, often on
the edge …’—The Hindu ‘Candid and forthright … and deliciously indiscreet’— Hindustan Times ‘A racy narrative that goes beyond recording immediate
political history’—Tehelka The 2014 Indian general elections has been regarded as the most important elections in Indian history since 1977. It saw the decimation of the ruling
Congress party, a spectacular victory for the BJP and a new style of campaigning that broke every rule in the political game. But how and why? In his riveting book, Rajdeep Sardesai tracks
the story of this pivotal election through all the key players and the big news stories. Beginning with 2012, when Narendra Modi won the state elections in Gujarat for a third time but
set his sights on a bigger prize, to the scandals that crippled Manmohan Singh and UPA-II, and moving to the back-room strategies of Team Modi, the extraordinary missteps of Rahul
Gandhi and the political dramas of election year, he draws a panoramic picture of the year that changed India.