Morarji Desai: A Profile in Courage

Paper Type: 130gsm Art paper (Matt) | Size: 228 mm x 152 mm
All colour; 28 photographs; 194 pages; Hardback
ISBN-10: 93-89136-01-2 | ISBN-13: 978-93-89136-01-2


Morarji Desai, India’s first non-Congress Prime Minister, was a statesman who strode tall and erect on the vast stage of India’s political life for the major part of the 99 years that he lived. The only recipient of the highest civilian honour from both India and Pakistan – Bharat Ratna and Nishan-e-Pakistan – he strived during his tenure in office to bring about lasting peace between these two countries. 

The book captures the quintessence of this great leader through the various phases of his long and distinguished career. The book also gives the reader glimpses of certain aspects of his personality that were not common knowledge, providing an insight into the true persona of a statesman and stalwart who was a true Gandhian till the end of his days.

Arvindar Singh
Arvindar Singh

Arvindar Singh is a consummate columnist and entrepreneur. His works include Myths and Realities of Security and Public Affairs (an anthology) and What A Life! A Kaleidoscope of Rajinder Puri’s Cartoons (co-authored with Partha Chatterjee). He does regular book reviews for Penguin Random House Publishers. He has been writing on security matters widely. In 2003 he wrote a monograph on Field Marshal S.H.F.J Manekshaw for the United Services Institution of India, New Delhi. He has also been associated with Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan and turns his pen frequently on current topics of national interest as a freelancer.