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The difference between the two stories is in the choice of villains. For the civil servant, it was an extra-constitutional figure in the form of Sanjay Gandhi; for Mukherjee, it was a political antagonist—Siddhartha Shankar Ray, the chief minister of West Bengal during the dramatic events.

The strategy is familiar: Drive a wedge between the event and the person responsible for what went wrong.

This does not work. Mukherjee, for example, does not bother to question the socialist policies followed by Gandhi in her quest for power. Socialist rhetoric and policies were part of the package used to drive out the group of entrenched Congress leaders known as the Syndicate.

But in the bargain, Gandhi unleashed forces that led to her downfall in It is too much to expect Mukherjee, a product of that system, to detach himself from the ebb and flow of those events and analyse them dispassionately.

His is a memoir of an apologist. Mukherjee describes in detail the innumerable meetings of the Congress working committee CWC and other organs of the party. If the names of participants, resolutions passed and behind-the-scenes manoeuvring could substitute for history, then The Dramatic Decade could well be great history.

Then, as now, the party and its leaders were more interested in winning elections and jockeying for power.

The model was simple: Occupy key positions in the party and wait for the incumbent government to make mistakes. After a critical threshold is crossed, it is only a matter of time before the existing government is dislodged and you can take over.

His is a memoir of an apologist. Mukherjee describes in detail the innumerable meetings of the Congress working committee CWC and other organs of the party.

If the names of participants, resolutions passed and behind-the-scenes manoeuvring could substitute for history, then The Dramatic Decade could well be great history.

Then, as now, the party and its leaders were more interested in winning elections and jockeying for power.

The model was simple: Occupy key positions in the party and wait for the incumbent government to make mistakes. After a critical threshold is crossed, it is only a matter of time before the existing government is dislodged and you can take over.

This merry-go-round then continues without any care about what the country thinks.

The roots of irrelevance can be traced to such behaviour. But Mukherjee says none of this.

His is a description of events, not an analytical look at them. At each turn, he is at pains to describe how he was always with Gandhi and how she always prevailed over her detractors.

The Dramatic Decade the Indira Gandhi Years

That is fine. That too is fine.

What is missing is the perspective that is expected from a person who has served his country for so long. I corrected these prophets of doom, saying that the Emergency had been declared according to the provisions of the Constitution rather than in spite of it. I argued that if the Constitution had indeed been abrogated, why would the Rajya Sabha election take place at all?

The logic worked and people started to see reason. Around 11 a.

6 books on the Emergency you should read

I met him there along with D. Chattopadhyaya and a couple of state ministers, one being Abdus Sattar, and discussed the developing scenario.While the court found her guilty on two technical grounds— taking assistance of government officers to construct rostrums and supply power for loudspeakers at two election rallies and taking the assistance of Yash Pal Kapoor.

It is more of fights to be at the center of power - to manage the opposition and the junta. Even though a well-lettered man, the author was not a darling of the crowds, with the result that he lost many elections to the Lok Sabha. We will liberate ourselves.

Mankekar and Kamla Mankekar. We have heard a lot about emergency and the aftermath but this book covers the drama as it was seen by Pranab Mukherjee himself.