2014- The Election That Changed India – My thoughts


Interesting take on a book that covered the General Elections in India…the largest democratic exercise in human history

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2014-the-election-that-changed-india-400x400-imadznfpukmf3jbm2014: The Election That Changed India by Rajdeep Sardesai

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Over 850 million voters, the grand old party of India challenged by one man, the first true election in the social media age…the Indian General Elections 2014 had all the elements of a commercial potboiler. For a person like me who closely followed every aspect of this mega event, and enjoyed its twists and turns, this book was an opportunity to recapitulate the moments and to have an insider’s viewpoint on the incidents that led to the buildup, and finally the culmination.

An opportunity well presented…but not quite well utilized.

Rajdeep tries to weave a tale but ends up speaking of things that everyone knew already. There are some instances where he does come out with insights, but they are too few and far in between (one such instance is when he cites Kejriwal’s failed…

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