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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Mosam Shah rated it really liked it Jul 02, The post-Indira part suffers from a lack of detail, perhaps indicating that the author may no more have been close to the center of power in New Delhi.

Sep 06, Peter Adam rated it really liked it. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. A masterpiece beyod Shri Kuldip Nayar describing in great detail, events from partition to the present. Apr 07, Rahul Mittal rated it really liked it. May 11, Ravinder rated it really liked it Shelves: Quotes from Beyond the Lines Arooj Iqbal rated it it was amazing Jan 23, Personally, I felt a page book or two volumes of nnayar each would have been justified, due to the fact that being a Journalist who was popular for his scoops, he might have more thw to share.

What a journey it has been for this man!!

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A relevant book libes only for people living in India, but on other side of divide too. Return to Book Page. In fact, Kuldip had said in an interview that his initial manuscript was pages but had to be trimmed down.

The book seems more like a newspaper report the nzyar is a newsman after all. Preview — Beyond the Lines by Kuldip Nayar. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Still, with all its faults, BTL serves the purpose of offering an inside perspective on some of the most tumultous years in Indian history.


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 nsyar hand and his opinions are in the context of prevailing conditions. This a a no nonsense account of events in Mr.

The more I read this biography the more I was convinced about the un A fairly comprehensive coverage of Indian politics across 5 decades A fairly comprehensive coverage of Indian politics across 5 decades Nagar this Chapter author has used his personal Diary’s notes as a references to narrate the incidents from 7 September when china first time crossed the MacMohan Line to 4 May The more I read this biography the more I was convinced about the unwarranted power of the Lutyens journalists.

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.

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Beyond the Lines: An Autobiography

No trivia or quizzes yet. Still, with Not sure why the publishers have called this an autobiography – memoir would have been a better description.

Mr Kuldeep Nayar’s epic book is immensely readable due to the multitudes of anecdotes he shares of famous people Nehru, Shastri, Indira, Vajpayee, Gujral, Ayub Khan, Bhutto, Muzib all in first hand accounts. As does greater Bengal by many Bengali’s both sides of the border. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Lives upto this reputation in this offering as well. The book is let down by too serious a tone. It is totally worth reading the book, but with a pinch of salt.

Had his writings in his career been biased towards a certain party or a family, he would have become the President of India today But as a honest journalist, he had always been critical of the wrongdoings of Govts, irrespective of their party.

Their initial idealism begins to diminish within a few years of service and they gradually become part of the furniture. Overall a good read. India’s premier journalist at his best. Dec 09, Anil Swarup juldip it really liked it. Having watched the political drama in very close quarters he comes out with many nuggets hitherto unknown.


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One thing I noticed of this book was it’s Delhi centric coverage. True to his work and the s surroundings he has seen and felt. Three point proposal by Cho en laiColombo conference by NAM countries to resolve this issue Last part of this book contains the Copy of famous letter written by Mr.

In this letter patel had clearly exhibited his worries about the Incurion of ChinaImportance of Tibet as Buffer State and future threats from china. To me, the best part was the Annexures. Not sure why the publishers have called this an autobiography – memoir would have been a better description. Refresh and try again. Though, after reading the book, i have a very pessimistic view on Indian politics and its foreign relations, Mr Nayar has put linfs extra effort to give the book an optimistic tint.

Some of the narrations seems to be based on his hearsay from others. Aug 24, Srinidhi Ng rated it liked it. Second chapter is about the Notorious and humiliating defeat of our nation in Indo- Sino war of 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 nayaf how Nehru spent an hour in the parliament discussing about ways to beyobd smooth traffic during VIP visits because Edwina was stuck in a traffic jam the previous day, and many such anecdotes.