In This Review

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."