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Indira Gandhi: in the Crucible of Leadership

Indira Gandhi: in the Crucible of Leadership

By Mary C. Carras

Beacon Press, 1979, 289 pp.

A thorough examination of Mrs. Gandhi's complex personality and the situation leading up to the Emergency Rule, this book by an American political scientist provides a good insight into contemporary Indian politics. But the insight is a disturbing one: "The main contenders still vie with one another, seemingly oblivious to the larger forces for change stirring just beneath the political surface. These are moving slowly but unmistakably toward an outlet."