Overview for Prime Ministers of India: 1947-2009
This coffee table book peeps into the performance and achievements of these Prime Ministers, talks of the prevailing circumstances so that one can judge for himself the logic and need for certain decisions taken at that time.
It has some rare photographs of our leaders, some of them not needing any picture caption or an explanation. The precious and rare collection has been contributed not only by government sources but by the veteran photographer Vijender Tyagi who was there to record oath taking ceremonies of virtually all the Prime Ministers till date. Tyagi has authored a book on former Prime Minister, late Chandra Shekhar. He has a fabulous collection and an equally sharp memory of events. He willingly and enthusiastically agreed to contribute for this book.
Neena Jha (Editor)
Neena Jha, is a teacher in St. Thomas School in Indirapuram (Ghaziabad). She was born on October 14, 1971 in Delhi. Having an Indian Air Force background-her father was working in Indian Air Force as a combatant member-she did her matriculation from Kendriya Vidyalaya, Jalahhalli in Bangalore followed by B.Sc. from Rajasthan University in 1989. She joined Kendriya Vidyalaya in 1991. Later, she left the job and joined the St. Thomas School in Ghaziabad. She also runs a non-government organization to provide financial and infrastructural support to the orphans and children of weaker section of the society in the western Uttar Pradesh.
Shivnath Jha (Editor)
Shivnath Jha is a senior journalist having acquired expertise in scoops and investigative journalism. That he has worked in prestigious national dailies and magazine, like The Telegraph, SUNDAY, The Indian Express, The Statesman, The Asian Age, Sahara Time and others speak volumes of his caliber, sincerity, devotion and hard work. He wields a facile pen. Shivnath's is the scratch-to-sky-scrapper story. He has an humble beginning. As a post-graduate student of the prestigious Patna University, he pedaled through the Patna streets to deliver newspapers from house to house in the wee hours. Born in a traditionalist Maithil Brahmin family in Darbhanga district of Bihar he shed all pretensions and set himself on the path of modernity. He tasted journalism in Bihar leading English daily, The Indian Nation in early seventies and was groomed in another English daily, The New Republic, published from Dhanbad and Ranchi. He has been growing from strength to strength in journalism. It is the investigative eye that lured Shivnath to peep into the life of legendary shehnai wizard Bismillah Khan.