14 May, 2021

“I Think The Emergency Was Perfect...”

“The excesses committed during the Emergency were bad, nobody could stop it. I have said all in my evidence before the Shah Commission. I know who were responsible.”

“I Think The Emergency Was Perfect...”
Entente cordiale S.S Ray with Indira Gandhi in New Delhi

Taking out an old black and white photograph of a little girl sitting on a chair, scowling—Indira Gandhi, aged five—Siddhartha Shankar Ray recalls their first meeting (he was just two years old at the time).  Motilal Nehru, Indira’s grandfather, had come to visit ‘Deshbandhu’ Chittaranjan Das, Ray’s grandfather, bringing Indira with him. “Apparently he couldn’t...

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