Meet the Paradoxical Prime Minister: A review

Indians love politics. And when a book comes out talking candidly about a senior political figure, people are bound to sit up and take notice.

Shashi Tharoor’s book on Narendra Modi, The Paradoxical Prime Minister, should come as no surprise to anyone. Written by a senior member of one political party about another from the opposition, the book is likely to cause a few ripples. Whichever way your political inclinations go, the book is a must-read for you if you wish to get a different, new perspective on the current political scenario.

Through a series of incongruent essays, each talking about a separate issue, the book aims to shine the spotlight on the performance and promises of India’s current Prime Minister, Narendra Modi. It is, of course, left to you, the reader to form your own opinion eventually.

As far as writing on politics goes, The Paradoxical Prime Minister does not let the reader down. In fact, for those who enjoy Shashi Tharoor style of prose and his vocabulary, the book makes for a very engrossing and interesting read. If not for anything else, do pick up the book to lose yourself in the beauty of the writing. You will definitely find the book to be severely un-putdownable.  And that’s always a good sign in a book.

Shahsi Tharoor is one of India’s most intellectual and balanced politicians. As a member of the opposition, he is well within his rights to criticize Narendra Modi and create uncomfortable scenarios. This book will offer a deeper, more incisive and analytical image of India’s paradoxical prime minister.

But why paradoxical, one might wonder, when the book really doesn’t touch as much upon Narendra Modi’s personality as it does upon his performance as India’s Prime Minister in the last 4 years.

Read the book and find out for yourself.

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