Love him. Hate him. But if you have any interest whatsoever in national politics, you ignore Narendra Modi at your peril. The man who has been Chief Minister of Guajarat for more than a decade has now emerged as a candidate for Prime Ministership of the nation, to the delight and shock of many (few people evoke as diverse opinions as he does). And if you want to know more about him (his early life, how he got into politics, etc.), well, you can do so without having to pay a penny.
For, today’s free e-book from Amazon for Kindle users in India is Narendra Modi: The Man, The Times by Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay. Although it has received mixed reviews – any book on Modi is bound to – what not many have disputed is that it is easily the best book on the man. It traces his roots, right from his tea selling days to joining the RSS and finally emerging as a powerful political force in the state and the country. The infamous riots in Gujarat have been covered too. And as the book was released earlier this year, most of the information and context is up to date.
Spanning more than four hundred pages, it is definitely a must-read for those who want to understand Modi better. For while opinions about the man are many, factual books are few and far between.
This is therefore a bit of a rare bird. And just for today, it is free. Grab it for your Kindle from here.