Top critical review
Poorly researched book. Twisted facts. Full of imposition of author's views.
Reviewed in India on 16 September 2018
I love reading such political books as they give you a very different perspective from what we hear in Media and generally know about. "Not just an accountant" by Vinod Rai or 1991 by Sanjaya Baru are such books which give you more than general.
Now coming to this book. From a professor, you would expect good research on the subject and the man he is writing about. But I was massively disappointed by both these things. Analysis and inferences can differ from the matter put into the book but here this research is practically nothing. Most of the stuff is readily available on internet and there is nothing new to learn. Coming to facts. Oh boy, half of them are twisted. It seems like the author has some personal angst against Modi for which he has written this book. It is just so apparent from the tone of the language.
I have seen smart authors take a stand in a subtle way thereby not imposing their views on the readers but here it seems like an agenda for the author to impose his views. That was a big turn off for me. I would have loved this book had the author taken a neutral stance even with lopsided facts and research. Could have learnt a thing or two there.
Read it if you want to prepare for a debate. Else useless.