As a young law graduate in Sialkot (now in Pakistan), Kuldip Nayar witnessed at first hand the collapse of trust between Hindus and Muslims who were living. Read Beyond the Lines by Kuldip Nayar by Kuldip Nayar by Kuldip Nayar for free with a 30 day free trial. Read eBook on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. Autobiography of an Indian journalist, author, diplomat and parliamentarian.
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Nayar is the author of at least 15 books: The history of modern India as witnessed by a Punjabi Hindu refuge from Sialkot Pakistan now based out of Delhi. Audible Download Audio Books. Aug 24, Srinidhi Ng rated it liked it.
He was married and had two sons, and several grandchildren. The more I read this biography the more I was convinced about the unwarranted power of the Lutyens journalists. Want to Read saving…. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Nayar has been accused of supporting anti-Indian conspiracy theories.
Nayar retracted that part after the controversy erupted. He had been working to free Indian prisoners in Pakistan and Pakistani prisoners in India, who have completed their sentences, but have not been set free. Lives upto this reputation in this offering as well. See 1 question about Beyond the Lines…. Buy the selected items together This item: Vallabh bhai Patel to Jawaharlal Nehru inafter the china’s encroachment over Tibet.
But then that’s ok as Nayar makes it amply clear that it is the history of Modern India that he is going to share from his perspective – his perspective from being right in the center of power circles! The book seems more like a newspaper report the author is a newsman after all. Apart from presentation of facts, he has also reflected upon those events and presented his opinions, majority of them being objective, and some being subjective which might not go down well with fundamentalistsnevertheless insightful, because he had witnessed them first hand and his opinions are in the context of prevailing conditions.
Kuldip Nayar 14 August — 23 August was an Indian journalistsyndicated columnisthuman rights activist, author and former High Commissioner of India to the United Kingdom noted for his long career as a left-wing political commentator. In later years of his life, he could not participate in this due to his old age but inspired many young folks to continue the tradition. Husain peddling his art work from door to door on his bicycle and Kuldip refusing to buy a painting from Husain inspite of a huge discount offered by Husain, anecdotes of how Nehru spent an hour in the parliament discussing about ways to ensure smooth traffic during VIP visits because Edwina was stuck in a traffic jam the previous day, and many such anecdotes.
From his perilous journey to a new country and to his first job as a young journali As a young law graduate in Sialkot now in PakistanKuldip Nayar witnessed at first hand the collapse of trust between Hindus and Muslims who were living together for generations, and like multitude of population he was forced to migrate to Delhi across the blood-stained plains of Punjab.
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A must read for all who have even slight interest in modern Indian history. Jul 21, Indian rated it liked it.
Beyond the Lines: An Autobiography by Kuldip Nayar
Share your thoughts with other customers. Wish the author had written more about the other parts of India too! Preview — Beyond the Lines by Kuldip Nayar. May 11, Ravinder rated it really liked it Shelves: If we are able to relate this events with current situation we will understand that the Hindi Was never our National language.
His detailed account of accompanying Shastri to Tashkent sheds more light on events which have not been disclosed by the Govt. Sold by Cloudtail India and ships from Amazon Fulfillment.
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Product details Paperback Publisher: He claims that PVN had sat down for a puja at his house when fundamentalists began demolishing Babri Masjid and he got up from the puja only beyojd it was completely demolished. As a journalist nayar sahib has taken up political dimensions of his past which shaped the present institutions of the countryas a matter of fact that shaped lives of millions of people. It might come across as a bit boring to we-need-sensationalism-or-atleast-judgements generation, but for anyone wanting to see political history of Modern India as a simple collection of memories and then let his own judgement run, this is going to be a very s More of memoirs than an autobiography.
First is about the Bilingualism a famous debate about the Hindi whether it should be a ‘National’? Rifts and competition among founding fathers of India. Must read for all who are interested in Lones Independence fate history? A masterpiece from Shri Kuldip Nayar describing in great detail, events from partition to the present. Many, including Kuldip have developed a privileged background that they find difficult to let go of. He is a self-proclaimed pro-Kashmiri, pro-Muslim writer. Jun 22, Sambasivan rated it really liked it.
Salute to His so eventful life. Though, after reading the book, i have a very pessimistic view on Indian politics and its foreign relations, Mr Nayar has put an extra effort to give the book an optimistic tint.
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He was a close friend of another Pakistani politician ch. The book is let down by too serious a tone. Having watched the political drama in very close quarters he comes out with many nuggets hitherto unknown.