“My Country My Life” by L K Advani – A Journey Through the Heart of India
Autobiography of L K Advani "My Country, My Life" takes you through the history of
This book starts with Advani’s life in Sindh in undivided
Advani is one of the very few practicing politicians out there in
Advani’s commentary on his functioning as the Home Minister is a great read. The resolve of the NDA government lead by Vajpayee to solve the
The chapter I like most in this book – one dedicated to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee where Advani takes us through his association with him. Their relationship is unparallel in post independence Indian political history as never before two such strong political leaders could work together for over 50 years with one mission – development of the nation.
There are shortcomings also in this book. One of the major drawbacks – Advani has taken pains to explain all the good things he has done as the Home Minister. The hijacking of the Indian Airlines flight and subsequent surrender to the terrorist demand was definitely the lowest point of his term as Home Minister. He doesn’t go in depth of what happened those days and never explains the need for an Indian Minister to accompany those terrorists to
I don’t agree to lot of his political views especially about how he defines Hinduism or Secularism but reading this book was like a journey through the heart of my motherland knowing the highs and lows she faced in the last eighty years through the eyes of L K Advani, who was a major player in the political landscape of India.
Here is an interview L K Advani gave soon after his book was published to Burkha Dutt