Decoding Rahul Gandhi is journalist and author Aarthi Ramachandran’s attempt to unveil the person behind the persona. The political heir of a dynasty of formidable national leaders, and general secretary of the Indian National Congress (INC), Rahul Gandhi comes across as the quintessential ‘reluctant leader’. There are a lot of expectations from him from various quarters, but he seems unsure of taking up this task proactively.
Ramachandran’s book is based on a set of interviews conducted by her with Rahul. And some other people who have known him both personally and professionally, in his days in Cambridge and London, and as a political figure in India. As these people talk, readers get glimpses of who Rahul Gandhi is, what shapes his aspirations, fears, motivations, and actions. And how they impact and interact with the political climate in the INC and India. They also give readers an insight into Gandhi’s modus operandi, and why some of his policies have failed in the past.
Decoding Rahul Gandhi was published by Westland Books in 2012, and is available in paperback.
- The book is an interesting read that provides anecdotes and offers insights into the professional and personal life, of an important member of a political family.