As a young law graduate in Sialkot (now in Pakistan), Kuldip Nayar witnessed at first hand the collapse of trust between Hindus and Muslims who were living. Read Beyond the Lines by Kuldip Nayar by Kuldip Nayar by Kuldip Nayar for free with a 30 day free trial. Read eBook on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. Autobiography of an Indian journalist, author, diplomat and parliamentarian.
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An Autobiography by Kuldip Nayar. As a young law graduate in Sialkot now in PakistanKuldip Nayar witnessed at ukldip hand the beuond of trust te Hindus and Muslims who were living together for generations, and like multitude of population he was forced to migrate to Delhi across the blood-stained plains of Punjab.
From his perilous journey to a new country and to his first job as a young journali As a young law graduate in Sialkot now in PakistanKuldip Nayar witnessed at first hand the collapse of trust between Hindus and Muslims who were living together for generations, and like multitude of population he was forced to migrate to Delhi across the blood-stained plains of Punjab.
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Dec 21, Shadin Pranto rated it it was amazing. Jul 21, Indian rated it liked it.
The history of modern India as witnessed by a Punjabi Hindu refuge from Sialkot Pakistan now based out of Delhi. Mr Kuldeep Nayar’s epic book is immensely readable due to the multitudes of anecdotes he shares of famous people Nehru, Shastri, Indira, Vajpayee, Gujral, Ayub Khan, Bhutto, Muzib all in first hand accounts. As does greater Bengal by many Bengali’s both sides of the border. As a nation-state India has been very young, so such thoughts of cultural yearnings are but natural.
One thing I noticed of this book was it’s Delhi centric coverage. Wish the author had written more about the other parts of India too! Aug 29, Stalin rated it really liked it. As a journalist nayar sahib has taken up political dimensions of his past which shaped the present institutions of the countryas a matter of fact that shaped lives of millions of people. Jul 13, Siddhartha rated it it was amazing. This book is a must read for anyone who is curious about the factors that shaped India’s political scenario from the time of independence to the present day.
An exciting and informative book! Aug 22, Sharang Limaye rated it liked it. Not sure why the publishers have called this an autobiography – memoir would have been a better description. The parts relating to the Partition and the Nehru-Shastri-Indira era are interesting.
The post-Indira part suffers from a lack of detail, perhaps indicating that the author may no more have been close to the center of power in New Delhi.
The book is let down by too serious a tone.
Nayar’s writing is pedestrian. At times, one feels one’s going through someone’s personal diary. Still, with Not sure why the publishers have called this an autobiography – memoir would have been a better description. Still, with all its faults, BTL serves the purpose of offering an inside perspective on some of the most tumultous years in Indian history. Dec 09, Anil Swarup rated it really liked it. Lucid,frank and naywr from the heart.
Kuldip Nayar had never spared anyone in the past.
Lives upto this reputation in this offering as well. Aug 24, Srinidhi Ng rated it liked it. This a a no nonsense account of events in Mr. The book seems more like a newspaper report the author is a newsman after all.
Nayar retracted that part after the controversy erupted. He is a self-proclaimed pro-Kashmiri, pro-Muslim writer. He presents, Yasin Malik, the hard-line Hurriyat separatist who is responsible for the death of hundreds of Kashmiri Pandits, as a mild mannered, Gan This a a no nonsense account kuldil events in Mr. He presents, Yasin Malik, the hard-line Hurriyat separatist who is responsible for the neyond of hundreds of Kashmiri Pandits, as a mild mannered, Gandhian who believes in democratic and peaceful protests.
Nayar’s affiliations, you will not find anything on the plight of Kashmiri Pandits. Since he was close to the establishment during the 90s you beoynd expect him to write something about that too, nada, you will find a mention of the Kashmir Pandits somewhere at the end of the book. Regardless of his biases, the book is an eye-opener of sorts if you intend to know the inner workings of our government. It is totally worth reading the book, but with a pinch of salt.
May 11, Ravinder rated it really liked it Shelves: A fairly comprehensive coverage of Indian politics across 5 decades Kuldip Ukldip is a veteran journalist, and an accomplished columnist without doubt. Many of the lnies he shares with the reader are unique hayar a testament to his relationships with politicians of all hues. He also conveys the power of his influence on various decisions made, but at the same time attempts to take a humble stance that he wasn’t an influencer.
The more I read this biography the more I was convinced about the un A fairly comprehensive coverage of Indian politics across 5 decades The more I read this biography the more I teh convinced about the unwarranted power of the Lutyens journalists. Many, including Kuldip have developed a privileged background that they find difficult to let go of. To me, the best part was naayr Annexures. Apr 07, Rahul Mittal rated it really liked it.
More of memoirs than an autobiography. But then that’s ok as Nayar makes it amply clear that it is the history of Modern India that he is going to veyond from his perspective – his perspective from being right in the center of power circles! It might come across as a bit boring to we-need-sensationalism-or-atleast-judgements generation, but for anyone wanting to see political history of Modern India as a simple collection of memories and then let his own judgement run, this is going to be a very s More beypnd memoirs than an autobiography.
It might come across as a bit boring to we-need-sensationalism-or-atleast-judgements generation, but for anyone wanting to see political history of Modern India as a simple collection of memories and then let his own judgement run, this is going to be a very satisfying read.
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Recommended by Sunday Magzine. India’s premier journalist at his best. Salute to His so eventful life. There are specially two chapters from the book which are congizable in my opinion. First is about the Bilingualism a famous debate about the Hindi whether it should be a ‘National’? In this chapter ,author specially reports about the happen kukdip Nayar ,veteran journalist From India, who have witnessed the every subtle event since independance. In this chapter ,author specially reports about the happenings took place in the meetings of parliamentary committee, their conclusions ,Language Bill, pressure from north indians for imposer of Hindi as principal language all over the Nation.
If we are able to relate this events with current situation we will understand that the Hindi Was never our National language. Second chapter is about the Notorious and humiliating defeat of our nation in Indo- Sino war of In this Chapter author has used his personal Diary’s notes as a references to narrate the incidents from 7 September when china first time crossed the MacMohan Line to 4 May Nehru wrote to everyone personally asking for the help against china’s intrusion in indian territory but literally no one was stand Except president of Egypt with us agianst China.
Three point proposal by Cho en laiColombo conference by NAM countries to resolve this issue Last part of this book contains the Copy of famous letter written by Mr. Vallabh bhai Patel to Jawaharlal Nehru inafter the china’s encroachment over Tibet. In this letter patel had clearly exhibited his worries about the Incurion of ChinaImportance of Tibet as Buffer State and future threats from china. Sep 06, Peter Adam rated it really liked it.
The book is brilliant, Very well written, gives you a virtual walk through of political developments in India from independence to present. There is no point throughout the book i felt bored. Though, after reading the book, i have a very pessimistic view on Indian politics and its foreign relations, Mr Nayar has put an extra effort to give the book an optimistic tint. And i do agree with him when he says “Optimism is a moral responsibility”.
Jun 22, Sambasivan rated it really liked it. The part on the major migration that was witnessed during independence is quite overwhelming. Kuldip Nayar has brings in his years ebyond experience as a top editor and journalist into good use.
Having watched the political drama in very close quarters he comes out with many nuggets hitherto unknown.
A thd good resource for anyone interested in the history of India of the first thirty years post independence. Jul 11, Sushant Jha rated it it was amazing. A good book which tells inside story of the working of Indian political system. Nayar has watched the system from close quarters and gives an indepth account of happenings after the independece.
Beyond the Lines: An Autobiography
A must read for all who have even slight interest in modern Indian history. Jul 14, Amit Tyagi rated it liked it. I was keen nnayar pick up the book after having earlier read scoop by the same author. Apr 07, Bilal din Malik rated it liked it.