Sanjaya Baru’s “The Accidental Prime Minister”: Some Notes

“The Accidental Prime Minister: The Making and Unmaking of Manmohan Singh” generated plenty of public commotion when it was released, hardly coincidentally, in the midst of India’s general elections in 2014 – elections which signified the end to a particularly dismal term of Congress rule. The book was said to have confirmed what the entire nation seemed to have assumed all along – that Manmohan Singh was a weak PM who had to kowtow to Congress party supremo Sonia Gandhi. Continue reading