Books For You | In Defining India Sonia Singh examines the nation’s history and politics

Editor | Politics
What makes and unmakes a country?
Sonia Singh’s Defining India is the definitive book on India, its foundations, history and politics.
At the age of eleven, Amartya Sen saw a man bleed to death on his lap as a result of communal violence.
At fifteen, Kailash Satyarthi became an outcast in his own family.
After a series of super hits, Aamir Khan decided to turn his attention to bettering society. How did these personal incidents ultimately influence the history of a nation?

In this book, celebrated journalist Sonia Singh opens a window into the myriad worlds of stalwarts such as Raghuram Rajan, Sachin Tendulkar, Kamal Haasan, Nirmala Sitharaman and Arun Jaitley, among others. Candid, chatty and engaging, Defining India, with its eminent cast of characters, takes us through moments that define the nation.

The author:
Sonia Singh has been a journalist for the past twenty-seven years and is currently the editorial director of NDTV. Sonia has a post-graduate degree in English literature from St Stephen’s College in New Delhi. Through her career, she has received various awards for her shows, The NDTV Dialogues and India Decides.
Reading is her passion and she has an unexplained fondness for Irish romantic novelists. She is the mother of three daughters, which according to her is ‘the most difficult and rewarding job in the world ̓.

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