Lal Bahaduk Shastri: Prime Minister of India 1964-1966 - C. P. SrivastavaDelhi, Oxford & New York: Oxford University Press, 1995, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the spine ends and corners with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper. A little age-toning to the edges of the text block. Leans. Text complete, clean and tight.
Contains: Maps; References; Portrait to the frontispiece;
From the cover: “The life of Lal Bahadur Shastri (1904-66), India’s second prime minister and successor to Jawaharlal Nehru, is the absorbing saga of a little man, who while suffering the rigours of poverty in early life, rose to political eminence on the strength of moral principle. When he died he left no land, no house, and no money. But he did leave behind an example which is morally inspiring. The author of this biography was Shastri’s personal aide for several years. He was with Shastri until the last day of his life, in Tashkent. He collected a large number of original documents from the USA; he interviewed bureaucrats, politicians and diplomats who were associated with Shastri’s life and career; he travelled in Shastri’s footsteps within India and abroad; he consulted medical experts to ascertain the truth about Shastri’s death.”