ISBN 9788129118769,As I See It

As I See It


Rupa & Co



Rupa & Co

Publication Year 2011

ISBN 9788129118769

ISBN-10 8129118769


Number of Pages 424 Pages
Language (English)

Biographies & Autobiographies

As I See It is a collection of blog posts written by one of India's most influential politicians, Lal Krishna Advani. An analysis and discussion of volatile issues that have caused heated debates in recent times, such as the Lokpal bill, nuclear safety, the question of Indian currency being stored in Swiss banks, they reflect Advani's fifty years of experience in active politics and his unique understanding of the functioning of Indian polity. Lal Krishna Advani was born on 8 November 1927 in Karachi. He joined the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) at the age of fourteen. In September 1947, he left Karachi amidst the tragedy surrounding Partition. His political journey began in 1951, when Dr Syama Prasad Mookerjee founded the Jana Sangh. The party's chief organizer, Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya, greatly influenced the shaping of Advani's future ideologies. Advani was elected president of the Jana Sangh in 1973. He was jailed for nineteenth months during the Emergency, along with thousands of pro-democracy activists who fought under the leadership of Jayaprakash Narayan. Advani was the Information and Broadcasting Minister in the Janata Party government between 1977 and 1979. He was also the BJP's longest serving president since its inception in 1980. He also served as Home Minister (1998-2004) and Deputy Prime Minister (2002-2004) in the Vajpayee Government. He has been a member of Parliament since 1970, and is a recipient of the award for 'Outstanding Parliamentarian'. About the Author Lal Krishna Advani is respected as a national leader who combines intellectualism, integrity and mass appeal.