Sunday, June 24, 2012
Delhi Durbar by Krishna Pratap Singh
The books looks at the festering sore of Indian politics, the largest democracy in the world which has established mass corruption as an honest to God profession.
The saga of Indian politics, the way the fixers can get anything done for a price, be it making the PM's son the President of BCCI or arranging for ex-army Chief current VP of India to take over as President and then trying to instigate a coup.
This is a story of what Indian politics is and what more can it become.
Told from the POV of Jasjit Singh Sindhu an ex-investment banker who has taken up his fathers role as a political fixer after his death, the book captures Jasjit's journey across the murky world of Indian politics and babudom, where currency rules supreme; principles and faith espoused by the people on the country's leaders are second to profiteering.
Verdict: It's worth a read.