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By Manvendra Singh

ISBN-10: 067008395X

ISBN-13: 9780670083954

In March 2009 Manvendra Singh, the BJP’s candidate for the Barmer Lok Sabha constituency, introduced his election crusade to hold the seat that he had gained with a checklist margin in 2004 and lovingly nurtured as a member of Parliament for 5 years. Over months, he criss-crossed his sprawling constituency straddling Rajasthan’s Thar barren region, protecting 34,000 kilometres in temperatures usually nearing 50˚C, to satisfy his elements. They incorporated herders and headmen; groups of conventional balladeers and craftsmen; early life teams and hoary previous political fixers; Muslim pirs, Jain munis and Hindu clergymen. crusade Diary, a regular checklist of these gruelling weeks of canvassing electorate, is a compelling portrait of democracy in motion in a single nook of India, and exhibits the effect of neighborhood, nationwide and foreign matters and regulations on the grass-roots point. Vividly bringing to existence the warmth and mud, the intrigues and infighting, the relocating own encounters and comedian episodes that make up the nice Indian Election Circus, crusade Diary can be a good and insightful account of the rewards— and the heartbreak—of a existence in politics.

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