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Amritsar Mrs Gandhi's Last Battle [Reading] ➾ Amritsar Mrs Gandhi's Last Battle By Mark Tully – Mark Tully and Satish Jacob who ran the BBC's bureau in Delhi here trace the long build up to the storming the Sikh stronghold the shifts of power within the Sikh community and effort of central gover Mark Tully and Satish Gandhi's Last PDF/EPUB æ Jacob who ran the BBC's bureau in Delhi here trace the long build up to the storming the Sikh stronghold the shifts of power within the Sikh community and effort of central government both to utilize and control them The book captures rise of Bhindranwale whose extremism played wedge between Sikh and Hindu Sikh and Sikh and Punjab and India the Amritsar Mrs ePUB ↠ indecisiveness of Indira Gandhi who paid for the catastrophic aftermath with her life Tully and Jacob bring tragedy of Sikh from many arresting angles They met Bhindranwale and many other central characters in the drama They gathered eye witness account from every uarter to fill in this remarkable picture of what occurred and present their thought provoking analysis of what happened.

  • Paperback
  • 237 pages
  • Amritsar Mrs Gandhi's Last Battle
  • Mark Tully
  • English
  • 06 January 2015
  • 9780836428261

About the Author: Mark Tully

Sir William Mark Tully Gandhi's Last PDF/EPUB æ was the Chief of Bureau for the British Broadcasting Corporation BBC in New Delhi for years Schooled in England he stayed mostly in India covering all major incidents in South Asia during his tenure He was made an Officer of The Order of the British Empire in and was awarded the Padma Shree in a rare distinction for Amritsar Mrs ePUB ↠ a non Indian He was knighted in the .

10 thoughts on “Amritsar Mrs Gandhi's Last Battle

  1. Deepi Deepi says:

    Not a bad book I used this as one of the references for my undergrad History thesis and unless u don't read this book and compare it to other historical books or articles u won't be able to see certain mistakes Tully was wrong on the numbers of deaths in the end but who isn't Even the White Papers were He was very critical on proclaiming Bhindranwale as a terrorist when in fact Babbar Khalsa plays a huge role prior to the attack of 1984 Tully also dismissed the conflicts of the Anandpur Sahib Resolution He made them sound petty as if Sikhs were asking for too much When in matter of fact there was to the rivers In order to understand why the Sikhs felt oppressed in a way majority of the reasons reside in those regional conflicts Regardless it was a good book and he lays out everything perfectly in chronological order but it's not something one should solely deprive their opinions from

  2. Rohit Enghakat Rohit Enghakat says:

    I had always wondered about the reasons for Army's action in Operation Blue Star This is a wonderful book detailing the history behind the storming of Golden Temple complex by the Army which also was a major cause for a rise in extremism in Punjab It chronicles the events leading to the decision of the Congress government to direct the Army to enter the temple to flush out Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale and his band of terrorists It was a blot on the government and the most bitter conseuence was the assassination of Indira Gandhi It details the roles played by Akali Dal Congress government the Indian Army Harcharan Singh Longowal Zail Singh Gurcharan Singh Tohra and significantly of Bhindranwale and his rise to notorietyMark Tully and Satish Jacob who used to work for BBC has narrated a first hand account of the events leading up to one of the darkest moment in Indian history and it is truly commendable The only minor irritant in the kindle version was the spellcheck errors which crept in Being seasoned writers and journalists the book would have been definitely edited thoroughly So it might have been inadvertently crept in the electronic version This can be a reference book for history buffs and people who are keen to learn about Operation Blue Star

  3. Ashok Krishna Ashok Krishna says:

    1984 is one of those years in Indian history that reek of blood The rampant killings by the secessionist terrorists the Indian army’s entry into the holiest of places for the Sikhs – the Golden Temple itself to capture those terrorists subseuent assassination of Indira Gandhi to avenge that ‘insult’ and the resultant pogroms that mercilessly butchered innocent Sikhs in and around Delhi – if all these didn’t shock the Indians enough the year wrapped up with the Bhopal gas tragedy which wiped out than 2000 people overnightI am always fascinated by history especially Indian history But the problem with history is that you must view it through various perspectives in order to arrive at the real clear picture Identifying the correct well informed and unbiased sources of history is a big challenge especially in an age where fake news and misinformation campaigns have really become a threat to the very fabric of human societies This book by Mark Tully stands out for the very reason that it tries to bring out the facts of that time without being biased to any side It places the blame on the culprits gives credit where it is due and states the facts without giving us any hints to judge on a particular wayPoliticians across the globe have this bad habit of creating demons to do their sayings but such demons have inevitably ended up haunting their own masters The world recently and painfully learnt this lesson for the Nth time when Osama bin Laden CIA’s poster boy in a cause against the Russians perpetrated the worst terror attack on the American soil Two decades before that India also had such a radical fundamentalist preacher whom the Congress politicians groomed for their narrow minded political gains Sant Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale was a preacher with radical notions but living in oblivion Sanjay and his coterie brought him to the limelight in order to weaken their opposition in Punjab the Akali Dal But soon the sant meaning ‘saint’ accumulated a lot of followers grew radical and became uite a brutal force to reckon with With support pouring in for him in all forms Bhindranwale started running a parallel government terrorizing not just the common people of Punjab but the very unity of this country The spinelessness of the government led things to the breaking point allowing the Sant to not just occupy the holy shrine of the Sikhs but to turn it into a fortress amassing weapons and supplies to challenge the very might of the Indian army The rest as they say is well known history When I searched the web for a book on Operation Blue Star this was one of those few that topped the list of reliable accounts Having read this book I could understand why From briefing us about the early history of Punjab to describing those events that led to the crescendo that shook Delhi and caused deep divides in Indian society it is all in here Written in simple flowing style without being prejudiced against any of the parties involved in the conflict this is a must read for any lover of Indian history

  4. Ajay Ajay says:

    Read this book to understand operation blue star

  5. Hemant Joshi Hemant Joshi says:

    After visiting the Golden temple I was very keen to know about operation blue star How? and Why? At what cost to human life and sentiments of Sikhs? What is achieved? Mark Tulley a very experienced journalist of BBC in India explains it really well I could get answers to these uestions at a high level but in a bit detail The interviews of various people involved in this gave the perspective from all dimensions

  6. Barry Sierer Barry Sierer says:

    What a mess Mark Tully and Satish Jacob have written an impressive account of the machinations that brought about the assault on the Golden Temple the most sacred place in the Sikh religion and the subseuent death of Indira Ghandi at the hands of her Sikh bodyguards This is all the impressive in that the book came about a year after the events it was published in 1985There is plenty of blame to go around Officials at the Punjabi state level the Indian national government the Congress party the Akali Dal a political party representing the Sikh’s the SGPC the body that managed the Golden Temple and Indira Gandhi herself all took part in promoting then placating Jarnal Singh Bhindranwale a dangerous Sikh preacher who eventually became a law unto himself and inspired andor ordered a series terrorist acts in the state of PunjabHighly recommended for those wishing to learn about modern Indian history

  7. Lasic Lasic says:

    Its a good book to understand that incident Those who don't what triggered that incident you will get your answers

  8. Tushar Kapoor Tushar Kapoor says:

    Reasonably unbiased account I strongly recommend this for people who do not have any background knowledge of Punjab insurgency Since it is one of the earlier books on the subject it does not throw any new light on it Most of the facts and interpretations are fairly well known and are in the public domain by now A great resource to develop basic understanding of the events leading to Operation Blue Star and the overall militancy problem in Punjab The interpretations and analysis closely resemble those of M J Akbar in 'The Siege Within'Only one real blemish Mark Tully's soft corner for Mrs Gandhi and her policies is evident Presentation of facts that explain Mrs Gandhi's culpability in the whole affair is unbiased the interpretations are a touch merciful to her The writer was way too optimistic about Rajiv Gandhi back then something evident in the last chapter Can't really blame him for that everyone in India had the very high hopes from Rajiv back in the day

  9. Yash Sharma Yash Sharma says:

    Amritsar Mrs Gandhi's last Battle by Mark Tully and Satish Jacob is a must read book for those who are interested in reading about the infamous Operation Bluestar and the follies of Indira Feroze Gandhi and the leaders of Akali Dal For the detailed information about this book you can visit my website

  10. Prashant Sharma Prashant Sharma says:

    uite unbiased take on the events leading up to operation bluestar and Indira Gandhi's assassination I'd recommend this book to anyone who is curious about what transpired during those times You can use this book as a reference and first step to do some research of your own on operation bluestar

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