About the Book: From Partition to Operation Bluestar: Tales of a Journalist, Bureaucrat, Spy
An engrossing, personal view of the public events that have shaped Indias recent history
From Partition to Operation Bluster provides an engrossing,personal view of the public events that have shaped Indias recenthistory, written by a man who had a ringside Fview of these. As wefollow Som Nath Dhars career in journalism, government and theworld of covert intelligence, the book transports us frompre-Partition Punjab to Delhi and Kashmir, with side trips to EastAfrica and Europe. Dhar writes in a compelling, journalistic styleabout the turbulence of Partition; the heady experience of workingclosely with Indias first prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru; thedramatic events leading up to the 1947 invasion and accession ofKashmir; and later developments such as Indira Gandhis accession topower, her fall from grace and eventual return to power, and muchelse. Full of charming anecdotes, the book deepens ourunderstanding of recent Indian history and provides insights intothe character of many of the personalities who shaped it.
About the Author: Som Nath Dhar
Som Nath Dhar started his career as a journalist in Lahore in1946. He moved to Delhi in 1947 and was part of Jawaharlal Nehrusstaff for a few months, after which he returned to journalism, thistime as a radio reporter. He went on to work in the governmentsCentral Information Service (now called the Indian InformationService), and later as a diplomat and as an intelligence officer.He ended his career in government as director of news, All IndiaRadio. After retirement, he taught for five years as head ofdepartment at the Indian Institute of Mass Communication.
|Book:||From Partition To Operation Bluestar : Tales Of A Jounalist Bureaucrat Spy|
|Publisher:||Harper Collins Publishers India Ltd|
|Number of Pages:||230|
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