Book Review: Defining India through their eyes

The Book “Defining India through their eyes” by TV Journalist Sonia Singh tries to define India through the eyes and views of Indian who have achieved important place in the world of Politics, Finance, Sports, Social work, Art and Theatre.

The book is the document form of her series of Televised Interview that takes us through the defining moments through which India has emerged as a nation. In the book Sonia Singh tries to find out what makes India unique unfolding the views of stalwarts such as Pranav Mukherjee, Raghuram Rajan, Sachin Tendulkar, Kamal Haasan, Nirmala Sitharaman and Arun Jaitley, among others.

India the book, Pranav Mukherjee says how the history of the country might take a different turn if the emergency would have been avoided, which was possible according to him. At the age of eleven, Amartya Sen saw a man, who was bleed to death on his lap as a result of a communal violence. At the age of fifteen, Kailash Satyarthi became an outcast in his own family. After a series of super hits, how Aamir Khan decided to turn his attention to bettering the society. How all these personal incidents ultimately influence the history of a nation, forms the content of the book.

About 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 ̓.

Book: Defining India through their eyes | Author: Sonia Singh| Publisher: Penguin | Pages: 216 | Price: INR 599/-

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