Wednesday, Feb 01, 2023

inder malhotra column


Rear View: How Narasimha Rao became PM

April 06, 2015 2:43 pm

Rao was not Sonia’s first choice. The timing of his rise to power could not have been worse.

The disintegration of Janata

September 15, 2014 12:16 am

The party imploded in spectacular fashion, giving Indira Gandhi the chance to rise again.

After the victory, the unravelling

June 23, 2014 9:05 am

The afterglow from the Bangladesh war soon faded, and Indira Gandhi found herself besieged.

When the fighting has to stop

May 25, 2014 11:59 pm

Immediately after Bangladesh was freed, Indira Gandhi declared a unilateral ceasefire on the western front.

Rear view: Tours and treaties

April 14, 2014 8:37 am

Indira Gandhi used both to bolster India’s position ahead of the Bangladesh war.

The wave no one noticed

February 17, 2014 5:49 am

Defying the expectations of observers and the opposition, Indira Gandhi won the 1971 elections handsomely.

A first principles disagreement

April 03, 2009 5:15 pm

It is impossible fully to comprehend the significant ramifications of the great and successful gamble of India’s first general election...