ISBN 9788189766559,Rabri Devi Lalu's Masterstroke

Rabri Devi Lalu's Masterstroke


Vitasta Publishing



Vitasta Publishing

Publication Year 2008

ISBN 9788189766559

ISBN-10 8189766554


Number of Pages 287 Pages
Language (English)


The script of Rabri Devi?s journey from her ancestral home in Selar Kalan village to 1 Anne Marg, her official residence as the Chief Minister of Bihar, appears to be borrowed directly from a Bollywood movie. This journey into limelights began right from the time when Rabri moved into a one-room chaprasi quarter of the Patna Veterinary College which housed her husband, his elder brother and his wife, and more than half-a-dozen children. Now the leader of the Opposition, she awaits her chance to yet again take a shot at the chief minister?s post. Rabri?s ascendancy was taken by many as the rise of women-power in Bihar. Her humble background and the rustic touch perhaps inspires millions of women who never get an opportunity to acquire good education because of the social prejudices in a male-dominated feudal society, which is in turn used to keep them perpetually backward. Manoj Chaurasia?s account of Rabri was inspired by this. He gives an insight into the making of Rabri Devi. The narrative moves on gradually from Rabri?s childhood days to her assuming power and then as the Leader of the Opposition. He talks about the strength of character of this rustic and nearly illiterate housewife who rose from the ?dungeons? of an anarchist Bihar?to rule and lead. This book is essentially not a biography but a comprehensive insight into the lives and turmoils of Rabri and her husband Lalu Prasad Yadav, who rose to the ranks of Chief Ministers, in a feudal, casteist Bihar.