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A well-researched book by Paul Brass…The book recreates unique persona of the former Prime Minister of the country Chaudhary Charan Singh who had the unsurpassed following of the agrarian classes. The book revolves around the politics of his period with a broader perspective on major issues, controversies and development, especially in Uttar Pradesh.
This book presents the biography of Chaudhuri Charan Singh, who went on to become prime minister for very brief period …and twice served as Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh during his long political career in that state…The book follows the early career of a man of principles and pride, a dedicated nationalist who loved his country while being critical of the leaders who ran the government...The book explains Charan Singh’s role as a crusader for the backward castes of northern India and whose interests he always promoted and in whose advancement, he played the most importan
The book, which is the result of extensive research of documents written by Charan Singh, throws light on hitherto unexplored aspect of his personality…His penchant for taking copious notes of political events could only be matched by an archivist’s enthusiasm for meticulous record-keping.
Based on the personal papers of former Prime Minister Charan Singh, An Indian Political Life by Paul R Brass comes at the right time…[The book] is travails of an ambitious Congress politician at the time when leaders like Jawahar Lal Nehru, Govind Ballav Pant, Rafi Ahmed and Lal Bhahadur Shastri dominated Uttar Pradesh’s politics…This book is a primer on the realities of politics and power at state and district levels.
This book traces the life of Charan Singh, a politician who played a decisive role in the politics of Uttar Pradesh and later on national platform… Brass brings forth the various facets of Charan Singh in an impartial manner.
Prof Paul R Brass brings out in an encyclopaedic study of his [Chaudhary Charan Singh] life and times….The first of a proposed three volumes, Brass's monumental work is based on a wide range of sources spread over almost half a century from the time he first met Singh and became a keen student of north Indian politics. But the sheer scale and detail of the volume leaves it as one mostly of interest to scholars. Yet, in the present-day cynical and dismal national mood, Singh has as much relevance as he had in his lifetime.
The first volume of Paul R Brass’s brilliant biography of Charan Singh and Congress politics in UP from 1937 to 1961, written after a rare access to private papers of the late leader … The book chronicles the fight around land, the distress it caused to peasants and how compensation was always contentious.
Brass must be complimented for pointing to Indian scholars, a neglected terrain in their academic ventures.... The book fills the vacuum. The book puts the life, work and character of Charan Singh in the right perspective.
This book on Charan Singh’s political life couldn’t have come at a better time—with agriculture in a deep crisis, acquisition of farmland for industry becoming so controversial and issues of corruption and governance on centerstage.