Q-Rated Books: 'Half Lion: How PV Narasimha Rao Transformed India' by Vinay Sitapathi

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"Half Lion: How PV Narsimha Rao Transformed India" by Vinay Sitapathi (Amazon Link)

“A superb biography of PV Narasimha Rao, whose political acumen, understated coutage and his willingness to attribute credit to his team of advisors and rivals transformed India for better. Despite running a running a minority government for the term, he was the most transformative Prime Minister after Jawaharlal Nehru in the history of Indian politics.”

The first ever call on a mobile phone in India between Sukh Ram and Jyoti Basu facilitated by PV Narasimha Rao is a story worth reading. The preparations for Pokharan-2 tests in 1998 actually dates back to his tenure as PM.

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