As a young law graduate in Sialkot (now in Pakistan), Kuldip Nayar witnessed at first hand the collapse of trust between Hindus and Muslims who were living. Read Beyond the Lines by Kuldip Nayar by Kuldip Nayar by Kuldip Nayar for free with a 30 day free trial. Read eBook on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. Autobiography of an Indian journalist, author, diplomat and parliamentarian.
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His detailed account of accompanying Shastri to Tashkent sheds more light on events which have not been disclosed by the Govt.
Devendra Srivastava rated it liked it Aug 22, Mosam Shah rated it really liked it Jul 02, Sep 06, Peter Adam rated it really liked it. There is no point throughout the book i felt bored. Lists with This Book. Aug 29, Stalin rated it really liked it. Preview — Beyond the Lines by Kuldip Nayar. Not sure why the publishers have called this an autobiography – memoir would have been a better description.
Beyond the Lines: An Autobiography
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Lucid,frank and straight from the heart. Aug 20, Mani rated it really liked it.
Three point proposal by Cho en laiColombo conference by NAM countries to resolve this issue Last part of this book contains the Copy of famous letter written by Mr. Had his writings in his career been biased towards a certain party or a family, he would have become the President of India today But as a honest journalist, he had always been critical of the wrongdoings of Govts, irrespective of their party.
One thing I noticed of this book was it’s Delhi centric coverage. It might come across as a bit boring to we-need-sensationalism-or-atleast-judgements generation, but for anyone wanting to see political history of Modern India as a simple collection of memories and then let his own judgement run, this is going to be a very satisfying read. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Kuldip Nayar had never spared anyone in the past. Many, including Kuldip have developed a privileged background that they find difficult to let go of.
Nayar has watched the system from close quarters and gives an indepth account of happenings after the independece. And i do agree with him when he says “Optimism is a moral responsibility”. This book is a must read for anyone who is curious about the factors that shaped India’s political scenario from the time of independence to the present day.
He claims that PVN had sat down for a puja at his house when fundamentalists began demolishing Babri Masjid and he got up from the puja only after it was completely demolished. Salute to His so eventful life. Return to Book Page.
Beyond the Lines: An Autobiography by Kuldip Nayar
Having watched the political drama in very close quarters he comes out with many nuggets hitherto unknown. Oct 15, Anuj Singh rated it really liked it. Apr 07, Rahul Mittal rated it really liked it. Apr 07, Bilal din Malik rated it liked it. From his perilous journey to a new country and to his first job as a young journali As a young law graduate in Sialkot now in PakistanKuldip Nayar witnessed at first hand the collapse of trust between Hindus and Muslims who were living together for generations, and like multitude of population he was forced to migrate to Delhi across the blood-stained plains of Punjab.
Recommended by Sunday Magzine. A relevant book not only for people living in India, but on other side of divide too. There are specially two chapters from the book which are congizable in my opinion.
Nayar’s writing is pedestrian.
Quotes from Beyond the Lines The book is let down by too serious a tone. Personally, I felt a page book or two volumes of page each would have been justified, due to the fact that being a Journalist who was popular for his scoops, beuond might have more insights to share. Arooj Iqbal rated it it was amazing Jan 23, Books by Kuldip Nayar.
He presents, Yasin Malik, the hard-line Hurriyat separatist who is responsible for the death of hundreds of Kashmiri Pandits, as a mild mannered, Gandhian who believes in democratic and peaceful protests. It is totally worth reading the book, but with a pinch of salt. Trivia About Beyond the Lines A must read for all who have even slight interest in modern Indian history.
Their initial idealism begins to diminish within a few years of service and they gradually become part of the furniture.