About the book
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi wrested a powerfulvictory for his party, has spoken at countless meetings andrallies and has acquired a global profile. Yet, the man remainsan enigma. His supporters regard him as the visionary, decisiveleader India needs today. His detractors see him as a polarizingfigure. Is Modi authoritative or authoritarian? Decisive ordivisive? A team player or a loner?
Andy Marino recorded interviews with Narendra Modi duringmore than half-a-dozen exclusive meetings. What emerged isthis riveting, objective biography. Not shying away from thecontroversies that have dogged Modi, including the Gujaratriots and questions about the Gujarat model of governanceand development, this is an unbiased account of the mostimportant figure in Indian politics today. The author analysesNarendra Modi's values, the people who shaped his thinkingand the kind of national leader he is. Personal details of Modi'searly life, his wanderings in the Himalayas between the ages ofseventeen and nineteen, his rise through the political ranks, hisvision for India and his personal philosophy on religion andpolitics are revealed in a book that is lucid, fast-paced andreadable.
This revised and updated edition includes a meticulouslyresearched account of Modi's intense campaigning and the runup to the sixteenth Lok Sabha elections, and the remarkableBJP-led NDA victory with 282 and 336 seats respectively. An unparalleled portrait of the man who wants to beremembered as the one who changed India for the better.
About the author
Andy Marino, who has a PhD in English Literature, is a British author and TV producer. He lives and works inLondon but travels extensively. Marino is the acclaimed bestselling author of A Quiet American and Hershel:The Boy Who Started World War Two. No other author or journalist, Indian or foreign, has so far had the kindof detailed access to Narendra Modi as Andy Marino. He accompanied Modi aboard his helicopter duringrallies and spoke to a range of political leaders, family members, friends and opponents of Modi.